Book tells of CWA history

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup CWA book author Maureen Barton and CWA State president Heather Allen launched the book last week.
Camera IconManjimup CWA book author Maureen Barton and CWA State president Heather Allen launched the book last week. Credit: Tari Jeffers

About 40 years of collecting information was rewarding for a Manjimup woman last week when she launched her book on the history of the Manjimup CWA.

Maureen Barton has been writing and preparing her book Manjimup CWA and Beyond 1931 to 2017 for about three years.

Mrs Barton said she was happy and relieved the book was finished.

“It’s been a labour of love, but it’s been a hard labour,” she said.

“I had to make decisions along the way of what to leave in or take out.

“If I put in everything I wanted, this would have been a three-inch thick tome.”

Vivienne Rowney, from Kings Park CWA, Judy Kemp with a joey, from Nannup CWA, and Vanessa Flavel, from Kings Park CWA.
Camera IconVivienne Rowney, from Kings Park CWA, Judy Kemp with a joey, from Nannup CWA, and Vanessa Flavel, from Kings Park CWA. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Mrs Barton added she felt sympathy for Mrs Tolstoy, who wrote War and Peace five times by hand.

“I only wrote this by hand four times,” she said.

State CWA president Heather Allen congratulated Mrs Barton on her hard work.

“This book is wonderful, I’m not a reader normally and this book was so easy to read,” she said.

“It’s so easy to find things in it.” The book is available for $40 from the Manjimup CWA, which is open at “afternoon tea time” on Fridays.

Rosemarie Butler and Dorothy Grigson, both from Bridgetown CWA.
Camera IconRosemarie Butler and Dorothy Grigson, both from Bridgetown CWA. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Audrey Giblett, of Bridgetown, former Manjimup CWA president Dee Roebuck, and Pam McGregor, of Kojonup.
Camera IconAudrey Giblett, of Bridgetown, former Manjimup CWA president Dee Roebuck, and Pam McGregor, of Kojonup. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Manjimup CWA vice president Phyllis Johns, past Manjimup CWA evening branch president Kristin Grainger and past Manjimup CWA member Wendy Foster.
Camera IconManjimup CWA vice president Phyllis Johns, past Manjimup CWA evening branch president Kristin Grainger and past Manjimup CWA member Wendy Foster. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Meg Hordienko, from Pemberton CWA, Bernie Stringer, from Bridgetown CWA, and Beryl Turner, from Pemberton CWA.
Camera IconMeg Hordienko, from Pemberton CWA, Bernie Stringer, from Bridgetown CWA, and Beryl Turner, from Pemberton CWA. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Flo Link, from Manjimup CWA, and Wendy Ayers, from Balingup CWA.
Camera IconFlo Link, from Manjimup CWA, and Wendy Ayers, from Balingup CWA. Credit: Tari Jeffers

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