The WA Women’s Hall of Fame exhibition acknowledging inspiring women is now on show in Geraldton and includes one local woman who continues to contribute to her community in many ways. Proud Wajarri, Badimaya and Wilunyu woman of the Yamatji nation, Dr Charmaine Papertalk Green, is one of 16 women named as inspiring inductees in the 2023 WA Women’s Hall of Fame exhibition. A further four women were named in the roll of honour, acknowledging their contribution to the State. A visual artist, author, poet, photographer, storyteller, social science researcher, and academic, Dr Papertalk Green shares her cultural knowledge in many different spheres. She has written five books, won several awards, and her poetry is studied as part of the school curriculum. The Hall of Fame was established in 2011 in recognition of the centenary of International Women’s Day, and represents a record of the diversity in the lives of women across WA, as well as celebrating their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. The photographic exhibition is displayed for free in the Geraldton Regional Library until June 22. “This incredible exhibition celebrates so many of the women who have added to our history and who continue to be pioneers for our future,” City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said. Every year, inductees are selected from a nomination process from one of eight categories — arts; business; community; culture; education; health; sport; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics.