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Shirley Lorraine KNOWLES

Also known as: née Knowles, Shirley Morris

Special Achievements:

First woman Fire Control Officer and Rural Watch Area Co-ordinator, Woodridge area, Gingin Shire, Western Australia.   
1986 - First woman in Gingin West, Western Australia, Bush Fire Brigade.

Additional Information:

1999 - Shirley spent over 20 years as a member of the Gingin West Volunteer Bush Fire Brigage.  In addition, she was a volunteer Ambulance Officer with St John Ambulance.  Other contributions are counselling at the Hepatitis C Council of Western Australia and forming the Gingin West Brigade Cadets for 11-16 year olds.
1999 - Nominated for Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Services, Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia.
2001 – Shirley was selected as Australia Day Citizen of the Year for the Shire of Gingin.
2001 – She was awarded a Fire and Emergency Services Authority National Medal.
2003 - Finalist and winner of the RAC Insurance and the Rotary Club of Whitfords Volunteer Bush Fire Service of Western Australia award.


Resources

  • Image - Shirley Knowles

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Shirley Lorraine Knowles.


  • References

    Ms Morris wrote, 2 August 2019, that she reverted back to her maiden name of Shirley Lorraine KNOWLES.


  • References

    Stroud, Anne.  Citizen of the Year Awards.  Moore River News.  February/March 2001:17.


  • References

    Fire Fighter of the Year Awards.  The Flame.  December 2003:1.


  • References

    Woodridge Fire Control Officer Shirley Morris wins prestigious Volunteer Bush Fire Service of WA Award.  Mini Moore River News.  December 2003:2.


  • References

    Adolph, Fiona.  Fire honour for front-seat role.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown:page unknown.


  • References

    (date unknown).  Fire-fighters honoured.  Road Patrol, 11.


  • References

    Dedication and commitment recognised.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown:page unknown.


  • References

    Leask, Emma.  (2005, February).  In the firing line.  Perth Woman, 36-39.