- New South Wales, Australia
- Community stalwart, Farmer and Volunteer
- Alternative Names
- Davies, Beatrice
Mitty Davies was a regional winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year award in 1997. She represented the Broken Hill region in New South Wales. A full partner in a specialist wool growing farm enterprise, she was involved in the day to day management of two properties, 80,000 hectare Murtee Station and 28,000 hectare Oxford. Both properties, at the time of her nomination, carried a total of 26,000 sheep. It was a steep learning curve for a girl born and raised on the New South Wales coast who had never been past the Blue Mountains when she married a farmer from Wilcannia in the 1980s!
Mitty's hard work did not end at the farm gate. In 2009, she received a Queen's Birthday honour for her long and distibguished record of service to the community. She has been a member of the Wilcannia and District Hospital Board and a member of the Far West Advisory Council. She was the Wilcannia and District hospital Board Treasurer and later the Chairman. She was elected the NSW Section Councillor of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and was the Chair of the Regional RFDS Advisory Committee. She also served on the board of the Isolated Children's Parents Association.