The 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll has recognised 103 women for their valuable volunteer roles and the outstanding contribution they provide to local communities across NSW.

The local women listed on the Honour Roll include Norma Little of Geneva, Marion Phelps of Kyogle and Teena Redman of Woodburn.

Member for Lismore Thomas George, congratulated the women who have been formally recognised for their hard work and dedication to others.

“These women provide an enormous amount of support to our local community and are true hidden treasures,” Mr George said.

“They have been nominated by others in the community who have seen first-hand the impact they have on the lives of people around them.

“Norma, Marion and Teena thoroughly deserve this recognition and should be extremely proud of their nomination and in joining this prestigious list of highly regarded rural women.”

This year’s nominees join a growing roll call of over 900 volunteers who have been recognised since the first Honour Roll was launched in 2010.

This important tribute documents and celebrates the unpaid work of women who ensure the viability of so many crucial community groups and charities.

An estimated 43.7 per cent of adult Australians volunteered a total of 932 million hours in 2016.

Volunteering provides the opportunity for people to connect to their community and to gain personal and practical benefits.

Hidden Treasures is an annual initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network.

For more information on the Hidden Treasures Honour Role visit the DPI website

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.