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Mrs Evelyn BARRON (1898 - 1985)

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Date of Birth: 24/10/1898
Place of Birth: Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia
Date of Death: 17/01/1985
Place of Death: Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Nov 1963 22 Apr 1976 12 years 5 months 2 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 21 November 1963. Granted retention of title of "Honourable" for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1938. Member of state and federal electorate councils, the Central Executive (1957 - 1964) and was also President of the Women's Central Organising Committee.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Member of the New South Wales Ambulance Board.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Home duties. Educated at Wallaroo public school; president of the New South Wales Women's Justices Association from 1958 until 1960; active in Civilian Widows' Association; member of Good Neighbour Council; president of the League of Women Voters from 1961 until 1962; member of New South Wales National Council of Women; active in movement for Australia Women's Charter.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Daughter of Frederick Bock, blacksmith, and his wife Daisy Melville. Married George Barron, bricklayer in 1927, and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Church of England. Funeral at Northern Suburbs Crematorium on 22 January 1985.
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