- Sporting Organisation
The Sportswomen's Association of Australia (S.A. Division) was formed in 1966 in response to a need felt by sportswomen in this state that they should organise in order to better represent their interests and achievemeents. As well as organising a committee in Adelaide, regional women in South Australia formed a country branch in Waikerie.
One initiative of the association was the establishment of a 'Sportswoman of the Year' award in 1966, the inaugural winner of which was athlete Dianne Burge. In February 1979 the S.A. Division set up an interim Australian Executive to form a National Association, and the first national conference was held in November that year. The Association at state and national level was dissolved in 1997.
Sources used to compile this entry: Sportswomen's Association of Australia (S.A. Division), 1966 - 1997, SRG 763; Sportswomen's Association of Australia (S.A. Division) (1966 - 1997); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana.