A staunch advocate of women in agriculture, long-time Landcare supporter, strong community proponent and anti-cancer fighter has received an Order of Australia (OAM) in today’s honours list.
Julie De Hennin of Talgarno was recognised for her service to the North East community and is well known in the Upper Murray.
She has a long and distinguished record of service in rural business and land management including being the inaugural chair of the Victorian Agribusiness Council (2006-2008), former board member of the North East Catchment Authority, chair of the Australian Alpine Valley’s Agribusiness Forum (2005-2009) and is a current member of Australian Women in Agriculture.
She has also been heavily involved with the Wises Creek-Talgarno Landcare Group for 30 years.
In addition, Ms de Hennin is a Community Advocate for the Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre Trust Fund and has been co-ordinator and host of the Berringa Community Morning Tea Fundraiser since 2018.
Her community interests over many years include the Talgarno Cemetery Trust, Talgarno Fire Brigade, Country Fire Authority, Berringa Community News, Bethanga Peninsula Neighbourhood Watch, Talgarno Tennis Club and Wodonga Tennis Centre.
She has also held a range of teaching, leadership and resource development positions in the education and private sectors.
This article appeared in the Corryong Courier, 26 January 2023.