International Women’s Day Awards Shoalhaven 2017


The everyday achievements of women in the Shoalhaven are at the heart of what makes Meroogal a fascinating house museum. Each year women of all ages are acknowledged for their contribution to society, their cultural achievements and creativity, their potential and for their resilience. You can see the 2016 International Women’s Day Award winners below.

Take a few minutes to think about the women in your lives and nominate now by downloading this form and dropping it in, send by post, fax or email by 23 February 2017.

The awards are announced and celebrated at Meroogal on Saturday 18 March, 2017.

IWD Award Winners 2016

  • Candice Burrell
  • Sarah Butler
  • Brodie Cambourne
  • Joanna Gash
  • Shelly Hancock
  • Ronnie Kroon
  • Sandra Lee
  • Maxine Meech
  • Lesley Oliver
  • Melissa Opdam
  • Ann Sudmalis
  • Sue Tolley
  • Jemma Tribe
  • Marama Warren

Group Nomination

  • Louise Black
  • Jill Cotter 
  • Glynis Dodd 
  • Denise Emmett
  • Roby McClenahan
  • Brigitte McDonald
  • Debbie Moffett


Library Display

New Library DisplaysFriday 10 March 2017

There are two new displays at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, focusing on the photography of Richard Stringer and the historic house Caerleon, with its impressive Queen Anne Revival elements.

Lindsay from Fred’s Bush Tucker preparing an eel for traditional cooking at the 2016 Eel Festival at Elizabeth Farm.

The Cook and the Curator

First catch your eel…Thursday 9 March 2017

Shiny – and potentially lethal!

The Cook and the Curator

Shiny – and potentially lethal!Thursday 2 March 2017

Book cover tile on dark background.

Online shop

New book out soon: Darling mother, darling sonMonday 27 February 2017

Signature dishes

The Cook and the Curator

Signature dishesThursday 23 February 2017