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Gallagher, Monica Josephine

Dame, DBE

Born
Australia
Occupation
Community worker

Summary

Monica Gallagher has been associated with church and other community groups in her voluntary work. Her positions have included associate member of the New South Wales division of Australian Church Women, member of the advisory committee of the Festival of Light, past chairman of the Appeal Committee, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Sydney, and board member of the Save the Children Fund, New South Wales from 1992-1994. She was chairman of the Friends of St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, from 1983-1987 and later from 1998-2000, as well as executive director of the Flower Festival Committee from 1996-1997. The Catholic church acknowledged her work with the award of the Papal Honour, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 1981. She gained the Good Citizen Award for Outstanding Community Service in 1979. She was appointed as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 12 June 1976 for services to the community.

Source: Who's who in Australia 2002, p 719

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • Biographical cuttings on Dame Monice Gallagher; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

Rosemary Francis

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