Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Women

Inspirational Tasmanian women recognised on Honour Roll

Friday, 15 March 2019

Tasmania is full of exceptional women from a diverse range of backgrounds, but one thing that unites them is their commitment to advancing the status of women and girls, and making a significant contribution to our state.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to empowering and promoting the dedication and hard work of women, while ensuring their achievements are never forgotten.

Today, we recognise some of these inspirational women through their induction onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women.

The Honour Roll plays an important role in preserving the stories of women and women’s organisations, and is a chance for the whole community to discover more about the contributions and achievements of Tasmanian women.

Among the pioneering women being included on the Honour Roll are one of Tasmania’s first female pilots, the late-Frances Jackson, who took to the skies in the 1930s; Tasmania Police Assistant Commissioner, Donna Adams; Tasmania’s first female Judge Shan Tennent, and Catherine MacNamara, the first female salaried paramedic in Tasmania.

Many of the women being inducted onto the Honour Roll have given decades of voluntary service. Artist Maureen Miller has volunteered for over 72 years helping to raise funds for hospital auxiliaries and health, while the late Josephine Denne volunteered with the Bruny Island Country Women’s Association for 76 years.

The full list of women being inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women in 2019 is available at: http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/csr/programs-and-services/tasmanian_honour_roll_of_women