HerStory

Rosemary YOUNG

Special Achievements:

1999 - First woman and first lay person to head the Uniting Church of Australia's Frontier Services, formerly the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) when appointed as Director.

Additional Information:

Rosemary followed in the footsteps of John Flynn, AIM founder and first superintendent.

The Uniting Church was formed in 1977 when Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches amalgamated. It was the first denomination to establish an affirmative action policy for women, guaranteeing a 6 year period where a percentage of women would be granted places on church council and committees.


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