Eva Hagstrom

Assistant Secretary

Eva was the third child of four to be born to a wheat farming family near Wagga, NSW. The family moved to a farm near Emerald when she was 3 years of age. Eva attended a small rural primary school (Gindie State School) – with one teacher, grades 1-8, and about 20 students. High school meant boarding in the nearest town – Emerald –  during the week, coming home every weekend. For Teachers’ College and university, it was necessary to move to the state capital (Brisbane).

Eva spent 10 years as a High School teacher in various state high schools throughout Queensland, then 15 years raising her four children and working part-time when possible. Together with her husband, Eva opened a computer shop in Emerald in late 1995, where she worked in administration until  2009.

Since then Eva has been dedicated to her voluntary work – including  English Conversation classes, tutoring , and working as Secretary and Compliance Officer for Our Rainbow House.

Eva now supports our new Secretary and continues to be a member of the Board.