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Condliffe, Colleen

Born
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Community stalwart, Farmer and Local government councillor

Summary

Colleen Condliffe runs a farm with her husband at Salisbury West, in central Victoria. She was a regional winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year award in 1997. In 2009 she was honoured with inclusion on the Victorian honour roll for women.

Colleen has an impressive record of community involvement. She has contributed to the development committee for the Breakfast in Schools Program, is a member of the Country Women's Association and has joined numerous farming bodies including Victorian Farmers Federation. She was the first woman elected to Loddon Shire Council, serving for nine years on a diverse range of committees. She formed the Landcare group at Salisbury West and organised the 1997 Women on Farms Gathering at Bendigo. In 2002 she represented Australia at the third World Congress for Rural Women, held in Spain.

In her local community, she is well known for her role in establishing Australia Help, an organisationthat delivers assistance, particularly food, to families in need.

Details

Events

1997
Nominated for ABC Rural Woman of the Year in Victoria
2009
Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Sources used to compile this entry: ABC Radio, '1997 ABC Victoria Rural Woman of the Year Award Winners', in ABC Radio Rural Woman of the Year Award, ABC Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1997, http://www.abc.net.au/rural/rwoty/vic.htm; Victorian Office for Women, Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2009, Office of Women's Policy, Department of Community Development, March 2009, http://www.women.vic.gov.au/web12/rwpgslib.nsf/GraphicFiles/Victorian+Honour+Roll+of+Women+2009/$file/Honour+Roll+2009+web+update+PDF.pdf.

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