Welcome to the Richmond Branch!

The Richmond Branch was formed on the 1st November 1971 and was the seventh branch established in Queensland. The inaugural office bearers were: Mrs Pearl Logan, President; Mrs Joyce Murray, Secretary & Mrs Beverly Norton, Treasurer.

We are pleased to note that some families of the original branch members are still involved in the Richmond Branch today.

The annual membership fee for Richmond Branch is $50/family. 

Over the past 50 years several branch members have been elected to State Council:

  • Lady Pearl Logan MBE (dec)
  • Mrs June-Mary Mott
  • Mrs Carmel Chalmers
  • Mr Garth Power
  • Mrs Karolee Wolcott
  • Mrs June Kuhl
  • Mrs Kim Hughes
  • Mrs Gillian Semple
  • Mrs Susan Bellingham 

Branch Life Memberships have been presented to:

  • Lady Pearl Logan MBE (dec.) 1984 who was elected to the first Federal Council in 1972 and elected to Qld State Council in 1973.  This MBE was awarded her MBE in 1975, whilst serving on both Councils, for her notable service assisting children living in remote areas and for community services. 
  • Mrs June-Mary Mott.

Branch Certificates of Appreciation have been presented to:

  • Mrs Carmel Chalmers
  • Mrs Jane Carter
  • Mrs June Kuhl

In the history of the Richmond Shire there have been five schools:

  • Richmond State School [became a High Top in 1964 and remains a P-10 school],
  • Richmond Convent [closed 1972],
  • Maxwelton State School [closed 1988],
  • Nonda State School [closed 1972],
  • Woolgar State School [1901-1912].

Students unable to access these schools have studied by Distance Education [initially the Primary Correspondence School and now through both Mt Isa and Charters Towers SDE's] and those continuing to Senior Secondary have used boarding schools and private board to meet their educational needs. The Branch's other issues of concern are: small schools, distance education, boarding schools, allowances, travel, teacher education, information technology, VISE and PCAP.

Branch Executive
A member of our team

Susan Bellingham

picture of Kim Hughes wearing black shirt and swirled scarf

Kim Hughes

A member of our team

Narelle Kelly

Tamara Bailey

Tamara Bailey

Publicity Officer, Vice President
Branch Mentor
A picture of Sonia Spurdle in a spotty shirt

Sonia Spurdle

Branch Mentor
Branch Life Member
Pearl wearing a light coloured blouse

Lady Pearl Logan MBE

Life Member