* 2007 Newcastle IWD Archive

Below, originally published as five separate pages, is the 2007 archive of the Newcastle International Women’s Day, consisting of:

Please note that this is archived material only, and that some of the contact details provided may no longer exist.

Well wishes,

Kaete Walker



Information on 2007 International Women’s Day events, below. Please send information about new events, or event updates that you may know of, to: Newcastle Women’s Collective and to Hunter Women’s Centre

Please include the following details of your event:

Date of event.

Name of event.

Brief description.



Cost (if any)

Contact details.

For Newcastle events held in 2006 click here. For NSW events for 2007 listed on the Office of Women website click here.

2007 International Women’s Day Events

{{Click here for NSW Network of Women with Disability Poster (200kb) Please feel free to circulate to where women with disabilities and those who work with women with disabilities may see it. Disabled women interested in receiving financial assistance to get to IWD events this year, please ring 180068831 or 02 95521606. Deadline for applications may be extended..}}

7th March
Australian Non-government Organisations supporting Unifem Australia Inc.
Unifem – working for women in developing countries
5.30 – 7.30pm
Cost $35
Keynote Speaker – Juliana Nkrumah from the African Women’s Advocacy Unit, University of NSW
RSVP 28.2.2007

8th March
Hunter Women’s Centre event now cancelled.

8th March
Lake Macquarie City Council invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day at Performing Arts Centre, 39 Lake Street, Warners Bay between 10.30 and 12.30pm.
A morning of culture and entertainment, dancing , singing and craft. Morning tea provided. RSVP: Robyn Connett on 49210376 by 5pm Friday 2 March 2007.
The pdf poster
(50kb) for the event can be downloaded by clicking here

8th March
“Afternoon Get Together” at the Tingha Primary School Library.
Guest speakers including the Women’s Health Nurse, a Solicitor to talk about women and the law, a representative frorm the womens refuge, the domestic violence officer from the police, various health workers, and our local independent member Richard Torbay to talk about the effects of violence on the community. Local hospital auxiliary is doing the catering. The event is sponsored by Guyra Shire Council.
Tania Mills, Regional Health Service Program, Inverell Community Health.
Phone: 0267 219600. Mobile: 0428 215 889. Email: Tania

8th March
International Women’s Day (IWD) & indigenous rights. A forum with a presentation & performance by Jakalene Extreme, Aboriginal activist & rap performer, & Socialist Alliance candidate for NSW Upper House; & a short film screening.
6.45 pm. Resistance Centre, 472 Hunter St. Newcastle
Contact: 4926 5328

10th March
Roar Womyn’s Music Festival
12-4pm at the Foreshore
A free family event celebrating IWD. Loads of entertainment including music, poetry, children’s activities, art, stalls and food! For more information and, for details of performers, main contacts, etc, please click on the http://www.newcastlemusic.com entry: here
A further contact, 9am to 5pm only, is Kate Walker on 0407 176 786.

10th March
Union of Australian Women
International Women’s Day Luncheon
Adamstown RSL, 282 Brunker Rd
Guest Speaker – Tara Ure, Chief Executive Officer of the Environment Centre
Cost $23
RSVP 49713507

10th March
Llinc International Women’s Day Dance
Tighes Hill Social Club
For more details: 0416703173

10th March
In celebration of IWD, Carries Place will be holding a Disco dance Fundraiser.
Drag out your groovy gear, step into your disco diva pumps and hit the dance floor for a night of fun, prizes and flashbacks from the past. Enjoy gourmet Sri Lankan finger food and a feast of entertainers on the night.
7pm The Polish Hall, Maitland.
$25 tickets, call 49342585 or email onhigh@tpg.com.au



NSW 2007 International Women’s Day theme:
“Valuing Difference and Leading Change”

Newcastle, Australia, International Women’s Day events in 2007 will be spectacular. A series of happenings have been planned for before and after the actual International Women’s Day itself, 8th March, with a main feature to be the ‘ROAR Womyn’s Music Festival’ held at The Harbour Foreshores (click here for location map) between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday the 10th. The Festival, organised by a small group of local women working voluntarily and with limited funding, is designed to be a whole family event. The Festival will host a number of local female performers, poets and artists, and will be a golden opportunity to showcase the city’s women talent.

The line up of performers…

Anousha Victoire




Shanna Watson


Girl in the Picture

Amy Newton-Banks

Kathy & Shaaron

Elizabeth Smyth

Indigenous Dancers

…an amazing local line up, which we’re sure all will enjoy!
More information about the performers, and phone numbers of the two main contacts, may be found on: this newcastlemusic.com entry A further contact, 9am to 5pm only, is Kate Walker on 0407 176 786.

The Roar Womyn’s Music Festival is proudly supported by Newcastle City Council and by a grant received from the NSW Office of Women.


Participants are asked to note that the organising collective for the Roar Womyn’s Music Festival assumes no responsibility for accidents, injuries, theft, loss, damage or
delays at the Festival, or loss of monies by participants in the case
of industrial disruption or other circumstances outside the control
of the organisers. It is recommended that participants take out
their own travel and medical insurance prior to the Festival.

To email the Collective please click here

Our postal address is PO Box 422, Hamilton. NSW. 2303. Australia.


If you or the organisation you belong to, would like to be a sponsor, please contact us. Click here to email). Sponsorship and donations may be financial, or ‘in kind’.

Cheques or money orders should be made payable to ‘Newcastle Women’s Collective’, and sent to PO Box 422, Hamilton, 2303, NSW. Sponsors and donations will be listed below.

For intending sponsors, please see the sponsorship letter doc

Sponsorship/donations received to date:
1. Civic Bikes, Hunter Street, Newcastle West. Donation of a $600 three speed Electra Townie bicycle to be raffled. To view the bicycle, click on https://newcastleiwd.wordpress.com/the-bicycle/
2. Kate Walker. Website development and financial assistance for NWC Post Office Box (ie, PO Box 422, Hamilton, NSW 2303).
3. NSW Office of Women. A grant to assist with the Roar Womyn’s Music Festival.
4. Interrelate Family Centres proudly sponsors and supports International Women’s Day 2007.
5. Newcastle City Council. for sponsorship and support.


The first of the two Roar Posters, and courtesy Erin Spencer for designing, is available by clicking on: Roar poster 1

NSW Network of Women with Disability Poster (200kb). Please feel free to circulate to where women with disabilities and those who work with women with disabilities may see it. Disabled women interested in receiving financial assistance to get to IWD events this year, please ring 180068831 or 02 95521606. Deadline for applications may be extended.

The Roar Womyn’s Music Festival was held immediately to the right of the blue circle marked in this location map

Some aerial photographs of The Foreshores (please click to enlarge)…


Below, a few of the photos taken at the Roar Womyn’s Music Festival. Double click on each to enlarge. More may be made available later.


Below is a photograph of the three speed $600 ‘Townie’ bicycle generously donated by Shaaron and Brian of Civic Bikes, in Hunter St West, Newcastle, as a fundraiser for IWD. Raffle tickets are $2 each, and the draw will take place at The Roar Womyn’s Music Festival on March 10th.


Click on the photo to enlarge.

Tickets were available from, not necessarily in order of book numbering:
1. Civic Bikes, Hunter Street, Newcastle West.*
2. Amy Wyndham, Interrelate, 161 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow. *
3. Lyn Francis, Faculty of Nursing, Univ of Newcastle. *
4. Gordana Bozinovski, Newcastle Mental Health Team, Cnr Parry and Stewart Sts, Newcastle *
5. Hunter Women’s Centre, Cnr Avon St and Industrial Drive, Mayfield.*
6. Lisa Ronneberg, then given to rep from Queer Collective, University of Newcastle.
7. Joanne Sinclair, ARAFMI, 15 Church Street, Newcastle.*
8. Anousha Victoire. http://www.anoushavictoire.com *
9. Gemma Loren. *
10. LA Women Health and Fitness Club. 221 Charlestown Road, Charlestown 2290. http://www.lawomen.com.au *
11. Kate Walker *
12. Rebecca Buchanan *
*Books so far returned.
For information about how to sponsor or donate to the NWC please click on https://newcastleiwd.wordpress.com/sponsors/



At a meeting held in January at Hunter Womens Centre, it was suggested that a more formalised Newcastle Women’s Collective would have the following benefits:

1. To allow clearer, and more accountable, decision making processes,
especially, although not limited to, expenditures of monies, publicity and other
endeavours, and potential partnerships which may be thought desirable.

2. To enable the development of a formal constitution, to allow for
incorporatisation* of the collective, and for seeking charity and similar tax
benefits (so as to assist in attracting sponsorship and donations). *For the
benefits of incorporation please see:

An initial meeting is to be held in order to canvas these and other issues which
may need to be, or could be, considered, and to establish a working group, whose role it will be to carry on with planning.

Date: Wednesday, 16th May.

Time: 3pm to 5pm.

Venue: Hunter Womens Centre, Cnr Industrial Drive and Avon Street, Mayfield. 2304

For further information, and/or to book your attendance at the meeting:
1. Kaete Walker. Tel (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri): 0407 176 786. Email Kate
2. Amy Wyndham. (NB. after 23rd April only). Tel: 02 49 578888.
Email Amy
3. Megan Smith (NB. after 23rd April only). Tel: 02 49 682511.
Email Megan

Please feel free to forward to your networks.