Catherine Francis BONNES

Also known as: Cath

Special Achievements:

1986 - Established first hearing impaired support group in Broken Hill, which became Broken Hill and District Resource Centre Inc., the first in far western New South Wales.
2000 – Appointed to the Order of Australia, A. M.

Additional Information:

1988 – Premiers Senior Citizen Award, services to the community
1989 – Quota Club, Local Person of the Year Award
1991 – Galliopi Fellowship Award
1993 – Australia Day Citizen Award
1994 – Galliopi Community Award, New South Wales Government
1996 – Galliopi Fellowship Award
1999 – Premiers Award for Senior Achievers of New South Wales

With Mabel Garland, received Premier’s Seniors Achievement Awards, Sydney Town Hall, 30 July 1999.

1999 – Federal Award for Senior Achievers
1999 – Life Membership Award for Deafness Forum
2001 – Libby Harrick’s Achievement Award


  • Image - Cath Bonnes, December 1999

  • Image - Cath and granddaughter Debbie

    Taken the day Cath received the Member of the Order of Australia.

  • Image - Cath Bonnes and Minister Faye Lo Po'

    No date given.

  • Image - National Disability Advisory Council first meeting

  • References

    The Presentations of the “Hearing in Isolation” conference. 2001, 29 September – 1 October. Broken Hill, New South Wales.

    Local women honored. Barrier Daily Truth. July 30, 1999:5.

    The Hearing Centre. "Centre opened, Cath honoured". accessed 20 May 2020.