Three high achievers join Walk of Fame
THREE inspirational women of Australian music, writing and athletics have taken their place in the history books after being inducted into the Australian Walk of Fame on Friday night.
The beauty and brains of author Tara Moss, the voice and dedication of singer Christine Anu and the physical and mental abilities of Olympian Emma Snowsill were honoured at Domain's Bamboo Restaurant and Bar at Casaurina.
The intimate event took place in front of a sell-out crowd of 120 people.
Australian Walk of Fame organiser Lee Donehue said all three women were modest and moving.
"They were such inspirational and beautiful people," Ms Donehue said.
"It was such a great night, everyone had a lovely time."
Ms Snowsill bought along her Olympic gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games, Ms Anu sung an Aboriginal welcoming song and Ms Moss discussed her life as an author.
"They all had such tales to tell," Ms Donehue said.
"We got an insight into Tara's mind and how long and how much work she puts into writing a novel.
"Emma told us about her rigorous training as an athlete and what she went through to get to the Olympics." The party also managed to raise $1200 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation by auctioning off jewellery, hats, and art by local talent.
"We were very pleased with the amount we raised. Even Tara bought a painting by a local %artist."
The three stars were inducted into the Walk of Fame by board member and Tweed Tourism general manager Phil Villiers and Walk of Fame founding chairman Alan Black, who stepped down from his position as chair on the night.
Mr Villiers was then appointed the new chairman.
"I'm looking forward to contributing to this fantastic concept. We've got some great ideas for what we can do and stars we would like to see inducted," Mr Villiers told the audience.
Ms Donehue said the next induction ceremony will take place in March.