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.
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