The 1950's saw the AWA consolidate its fundraising activities by raising
funds for purchasing equipment.
1954 marked a record donation to the Hospital, due to the tremendous
success of the "Gay Nineties" Ball. The $4000 raised by the Ball was used
to purchase three vital pieces of equipment for premature babies.
In 1956 the year the Olympics came to Melbourne the AWA collaborated its
Silver Jubilee anniversary and Bob Hope was a surprise contributor to our
In 1957, the Auxiliary held the first of many "Santa Showcases" Christmas
??? featuring the sale of handcrafts and baked goods made by members. Our
contribution to the Hospital topped the list of auxiliaries for the year.
The AWA newsletter was introduced in 1959.