Sybil Irving's friends and colleagues felt that her great contribution to the community, through her concern for the happiness and welfare of others, should not be forgotten.
A National Memorial Committee was formed to appeal for subscriptions. This brought response from all states and overseas.
A chain of memorials around Australia was planned - one in each capital city. The culmination was the unveiling, by Her Excellency Lady Cowen, of the memorial in Commonwealth Gardens, Canberra on 11 March 1979.
Miss May Douglas, OBE - Girl Guides, AWAS, AAMWS
Miss Mabel Cooper, MBE - Girl Guides
Miss Maureen White - Australian Red Cross Society
Miss J Strahan - Council on the Ageing
Miss Jean Wood, OBE - Girl Guides, AWAS
Miss P Adam-Smith - AWAS
Miss R M Alsop - Australian Red Cross Society
Colonel K M Fowler - WRAAC
Miss A McArthur Campbell - Girl Guides, Crippled Childrens' Assn, Army
Miss D Madden - AWAS
Miss M S Williamson - AAMWS, WRAAC
Mr A Wimpole - (Legal Advisor) Army
Miss Dorothea Skov - AWAS
Miss O J Michelmore - AWAS
Mrs Sefton Taylor - Girl Guides, Red Cross
Mrs B Clinton - AWAS, Red Cross
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