A Gift for ACW
This week Australian Church Women (ACW) received a generous gift from a relative of Maisie McKenzie, the woman who began the Northern Territory Unit of ACW. Earlier in the year, when I posted a second blog article on Maisie, after discovering she was also a prolific author, I wrote:
‘Unfortunately, none of Maisie’s books are in the ACW National Archives, so I’m appealing to readers of this blog who may have a copy which they would like to donate to the ACW Archives to help us celebrate her life and ministry. A life and ministry that should not be forgotten by the members of ACW because of her significant contribution to our organisation.’
At the conclusion of the blog post, I also asked if anyone had a photo of Maisie that they would share with us and permit us to post a copy on our blog and add the photo to our ACW National Archive. From Maisie’s relative, we received several of her books and tucked into one of the books was a really nice photo of Maisie. She is photographed with Fred McKay at the launching of one of her books – Flynn’s Last Camp. Fred McKay succeeded John Flynn, the pioneer of the life-saving flying doctor service.
Our ACW blog is proving to be a good way for us to connect with people who are able to add valuable records to our National Archives. I trust that all our members will remember our archives if and when they downsize their treasured ACW memories.