• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4497

Postlethwaite, Yvonne

  • Occupation Businesswoman, Community stalwart, Farmer


Yvonne Postlethwaite is a prominent member of the St Arnaud, Victoria community, where she is business manager of a grain farm. She is involved in a range of community groups including the Community Resource Centre, Development and Tourism Association, Community Capacity Building Initiative, Grains Industry Training Network and was a former North Central Catchment Management Authority Implementation Committee member.

She was awarded Kara Kara Citizen of the year for Services to Agriculture in 1991. She was a member of Wimmera Conservation Farming Association, secretary of St. Arnaud and District Business Forum and will was the first woman President of the Rotary Club of St Arnaud.

Yvonne has a strong commitment to natural resource management through sustainable agricultural practices. She was awarded a PhD in that field from University of Adelaide, Dept. of Agronomy and Farming Systems.

She was a state winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year award in 1997. She represented the Western & South Western region of Victoria.


  • 1997 - 1997

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    • ABC Radio Rural Woman of the Year Awards (1994 - 1997)