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  • $4,150 raised via auction and raffle for the Isolated Children’s Parents Association (ICPA) Kimberley and Pilbara
  • Luncheon held at Cable Beach Club with this year’s theme ‘Resilience in the Face of Adversity’
  • Featured special guest speakers Anne Galloway and Annabelle Coppin who told their stories behind the new book ‘Cattlemen in Pearls – Celebrating Women in Agriculture’ (Annabelle via video), Darrylin Gordon – WA Rural Women’s Award winner for 2018 and newly appointed Minister for the Environment the Hon. Melissa Price MP


The Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) is thrilled to announce its enormously successful 2018 Territory Rural Ladies Luncheon raised $4,150 for the ICPA, these funds to be evenly distributed across their Kimberley and Pilbara branches.

ICPA is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical parent body dedicated to ensuring all geographically isolated children’s educational needs and aspirations are not disadvantaged because of where they live.

They were integral to the recent reversal by State Government to cut education funds that would see closure of WA’s Schools of the Air and the Commonwealth Government intervening to save Moora Residential College.

An annual fundraising event which attracts 80 women from across the region, the Ladies Day is a celebration of women in agriculture, with this year’s theme ‘Resilience in the Face of Adversity’.

This year was once again held at the Cable Beach Club, Sunday 23rd September and featured an inspiring line up of guest speakers including and Anne Galloway from Roma who co-commissioned the new book ‘Cattlemen in Pearls – Celebrating Women in Agriculture’.

Featured in ‘Cattlemen in Pearls’ is KPCA Executive Committee member Annabelle Coppin, owner and manager of Yarrie Station in the East Pilbara, who recorded a special message of resilience to the room (click here to watch).

Darrylin Gordon, a Jaru Woman who lives and works on Lamboo Station, received a standing ovation from her inspiring speech about the importance of resilience and the need to empower other Aboriginal people.

Complementing the powerful line-up of women was new Federal Minister for the Environment and Member for Durack the Hon. Melissa Price MP who shared her story of how she came to become a politician.

Chief Executive Officer KPCA Emma White thanked the incredible generosity of local businesses who make this event possible through sponsorships and donations toward the auction and raffle, an incredible 22 businesses in total.

“It’s humbling to see the generosity of local businesses who all pitched in to make this event so successful,” said Emma.

“Every person who attended the luncheon also showed amazing generosity through their purchases on the day and we’d like to thank every single person who helped us to achieve this great fundraising benchmark.”

The KPCA wishes to thank the major sponsor for this year’s Ladies Luncheon, Territory Rural who provide supplies, fertiliser, livestock, real estate, and finance services to meet the diverse needs of the pastoral industry in the Kimberley and Pilbara.

Supporting sponsors include Male & Co and Broome International Airport with major auction prizes donated by Galwey Pearls, Betty Rupe Kimberley Art, Monsoonal Blues and Yeeda Call of the Kimberley Tours, with Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa showing their support as host venue for the third year running.

Other contributing businesses included Sandra Allen (artist), Saville Street Studio, Bahru Leather Bags, Broome Tramway Co, Mercure Hotel Broome, Life & Soul Health and Fitness Club, Tenderspot Meat, Pearl Sea Laundry, Shekki in Broome, The Good Cartel, Candles from Broome, Hidden Valley Handcrafts, Cygnet Bay Pearls and Coco Beauty.

A special shout out to photographer Sophie Brockman whose images can be found on the KPCA Facebook page.

For further information:
Jael Napper

0410 967 509

[email protected]


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