International Women's Day function a success in Alice Springs 

Deputy Administrator, Ms Pat Miller AO delivered the Alicia Johnston Memorial lecture

Charles Darwin University (Alice Springs Campus), in conjunction with the Northern Territory Government, recently hosted a luncheon for over 100 guests as a part of International Women's Day celebrations, Wednesday 6 March.

Held at CDU’s Desert Lantern Restaurant, the International Women’s Day function titled ‘A tribute to NT women: Their lives and opportunity’, celebrated and showcased the achievements of key women in the community.

Guests listened to the achievements and challenges of four notable women in the Territory community, three of whom were nominated for the ‘Tribute to Territory Women’ award:

Ms Delma Hird, who over the past 30 years has worked across remote health, community health and acute care in the streams of clinical health practices, education and management.

Ms Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, campaigner for advocating and supporting Aboriginal people.

Ms Libby Williams, who has been involved in the Alice Springs Baseball Association for 23 years.

All three women spoke of their passions and achievements in their chosen field to a wide cross section of the Alice Springs community.

Deputy Administrator, Ms Pat Miller AO delivered the Alicia Johnston Memorial lecture.

Master of Ceremonies for the luncheon, Amanda Cawthorne-Crosby, said she was delighted to be part of the event.

‘It showcased and celebrated the journey of women, their identity, their pride and how their journeys have taken them on different paths,’ she said.

‘The speakers offered guests a rare insight into their courage and willingness to take advantage of key opportunities.

‘Dell and Patricia were just terrific because they had a great sense of humility about both of them and as with the other speakers, their input into society has been profound,’ she explained.

Dianne Underwood, Campus Administrator, Alice Springs, said she was delighted with the success of the event.

‘It’s an international celebration of women, bringing their achievements to light. CDU, in conjunction with the Northern Territory Government, is proud to offer the Alice Springs community an insight into the inspiration of women in the NT,’ she said.