Woman Salce, Mary

Rural women's leader

Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne

Mary Salce was born in Cromvoirt, Holland. In 1976, she became the first female secretary of the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria. In the mid-1980s, she had a key role in forming the Rural Women's Network and in 1987 became a member of the board of the Victorian Dairy Industry Authority. In 1994, she became the inaugural president of the Foundation for Agricultural Women. In 2001, Mary Salce received the Centenary Medal for services to women and the rural sector.

Additional sources: World Congress of Rural Women, 'Raising the Rural Woman's Profile: Mary Salce', http://www.abc.net.au/rural/congress/story_1_marysalce.htm [accessed 29 April 2013].

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