Barely three months after Mum’s death, and just after Mother’s Day, I went to Government House to accept the posthumous “Banksia Award” on behalf of the family.
Mum had been nominated for this award prior to February 20th 1983 and had been preparing to travel down to Perth to receive it.
• Recipients of this Award provide service to their Guiding community through consistently achieving the outcomes of their primary role as well as providing support to other volunteers and the broader Guiding community at the local or state or national level. They take on extra duties and roles in support of the organisation.
• Recipients support the policies and procedures of Girl Guides Australia and develop Guiding by encouraging, supporting and contributing to information sharing and skills of the Adult Members.
• Those recognised with the Banksia Award are a role model to Guides, Volunteers and the local community, consistently living the Promise and Law and abiding by the Code of Conduct.
The Geraldton Guardian ran the story below on May 12th, 1983.