Edith Hall AM

Edith Hall greatly improved the lives of Australians with disabilities.

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Edith Hall was born in 1931 and her contribution to the disability field was at state, national and international level.

Her community involvements in Victoria were as Deputy Chairperson Adult Education of Victoria and President of the Yooralla Society of Victoria. She was also a member of the first Planning Committee Melbourne City Council's Access Committee, the Institute of Architects Access Committee, the Steering Committee for Wheelchair Accessible Transport and she was also President/Secretary/Treasurer of the Disabled Motorists Association of Victoria, Deputy Chair - Victoria State Committee for the International Year of Disabled Persons, Board Member - LaTrobe University Brain Behaviour Institute, President ACROD Victoria and President Non Government Agencies Committee on Access Victoria.

Her national involvements were as Past President of ACROD National, Member National Women's Advisory Committee, Convenor National Women's Consultative Council, Member National Library Committee, Deputy Chairperson International Year of Disabled Persons Committee, Member Social Security Advisory Committee, Member Review Committee Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services, Founding Governor Bicentenary Youth Foundation, Consultant to the Commonwealth Employment Service on disability services, Consultant to the Department of Civil Aviation on Accessible Airports and Convenor of Women's Committee of ACROD for the 1st National Conference on Incontinence.

Edith gathered more experience on her overseas study tour; Architectural Employment and Transport issues and other related disability matters 1987 - United States, Canada, England and Europe as a Commonwealth Delegate for Non Government Women 1985 - End of Decade for Women Conference - and as an Australian delegate for UN Rehabilitation International Conferences - India 1986, Japan 1988. She was the Executive Director of the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of Victoria from 1982-89.

After her retirement she moved to the coast in New South Wales due to her husband's health and was active in the following areas: Chairperson of the Mid North Coast Area Health Service, Chairperson of the Boundaries Commission NSW Local Government Department, Chairperson of the Hastings Macleay Community Transport Service, and Chairperson of the Southern Cross Port Macquarie's Campus Advisory Committee.

Edith received the Order of Australia AM, Life Governor Royal Children's Hospital Victoria and Life Memberships to the Yooralla Society Victoria, the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of Victoria, ACROD and the Disabled Motorists Association Victoria. ParaQuad Victoria recognised Edith's contribution by making her a Life Member.