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Price, Joyce Ethel (1915 - 2009)

CMG, OBE

Born
8 November 1915
Angaston, South Australia, Australia
Died
19 August 2009
Shoreham, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Community worker

Summary

Lady Joyce Ethel Price's outstanding contribution to the Girl Guides both in Australia and worldwide was first recognised at a commonwealth level in 1968 when she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). In 1977 she also received the Girl Guide Fish Award; and in 1978 her efforts were further recognised when she was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George - Commanders (CMG).

Details

Joyce Ethel Price was born in South Australia on 8 August 1915. She attended Goolwa Primary School, Adelaide Girls' High School, and completed an MSc at the University of Adelaide in 1938. She married James Robert (Sir Robert) Price in 1940 (died 1999) and had three children: two daughters and one son.

Lady Joyce was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1968 and, a decade later, in 1978, was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George - Commanders (CMG) for her service to Girl Guides. In 1977 she also received the Girl Guide Silver Fish Award. Her longstanding commitment to the Girl Guides can be seen in a chronological listing of some of her work and committee appointments between 1938 and 1970.

Events

1938 - 1940
Employee, Plant Physiology Department, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, South Australia
1942 - 1944
Labour Officer, Ministry of Supply Explosives Factory, Scotland
1957 - 1960
Secretary, Australian Reading Union
1957 - 1962
Treasurer, Pan-Pacific Southeast Asian Women's Association, Victoria
1960 - 1962
Executive Council Member UNAA, Victoria
1960 - 1970
Secretary, Australia Reading Union
1963 - 1968
State Commissioner, Girl Guides Association, Victoria
1968 - 1973
Chief Commissioner, Girl Guides Association of Australia
1972
Chairperson of World Conferences, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Canada
1974 - 1979
Vice President, Girl Guides Association of Australia
1975 - 1978
Chairperson, World Committee of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
1977
Addressed the memorial service for the late Lady Baden-Powell, Westminster Abbey, England
1978
Chairperson of World Conferences, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Iran

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Archival resources

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University

  • Lady Joyce Ethel Price; Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University. Details

Judith Ion

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