It is with great delight to announce my mother, Patricia Evans (nee Morris) who was accepted into the NPW Hall of Fame in mid-2017, has now been included in their HerStory Archive. At the age of 21 as the first female accountant of Bitumen Oil Refineries (Australia) Limited (Boral) in 1949 Patricia is considered a pioneer in the male-dominated field of accounting; a further achievement has been included also: “secured a contract amenable to raising children … somewhat unusual in the 1960s.” The direct link to Patricia’s information on the HerStory Archive is: https://pioneerwomen.com.au/herstory2017/woman/evans-patricia
As mentioned in a previous post, Patricia was further honoured by Boral which celebrated 70 years in 2016 when they profiled Patricia in the December anniversary edition of their journal. Please note the link to the Boral journal has changed. You can now have a look at this article on pages 6 and 7 via: https://www.boral.com/sites/corporate/files/media/field_document/Issue%202%2C%202016.pdf
Over the past five years I have been privileged to be entrusted with Mamma’s memories so that I could write her story. A family history edition of her memoir was printed in time for Mamma’s 90th birthday last December, and this is currently being edited for publication both in print and e-book by the end of 2018 or early 2019.
I’m sure you will join me in congratulating Patricia on her well-deserved recognition.
I never thought just over three years ago when I was invited to write an article for PnP Authors [Promotional] magazine that it would evolve to a monthly column. My health was such that any commitment loomed like a monster, ready to attack at my most vulnerable times: potential for more stress - not only dealing with pain and other symptoms, but the possibility of being unreliable also threatened. I was and still am lucky that the owner and editor of the Magazine is a compassionate woman and gave leeway - write and submit when you're feeling up to it. Therefore, with pressure lifted my energies were renewed.
Other than a couple of times in 36 issues my column has been part of each month's magazine.
Based on my own experiences and observations of living with chronic pain my columns explore the quality of life that can be embraced regardless of the situation. Many comments and questions have allowed, with permission, insight through my column into others' perspectives and journeys when it comes to living with health issues.
My health has improved immensely over the past 10 years and writing about strategies has helped. So, whether living well daily when triggers persist, or exploring the world through a cuppa at a cafe with family and friends further afield on holidays, enjoy what life has to offer.
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