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Ms Robyn READ, B. A.. M. T. C. P.

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Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death:
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 05 Nov 1988 03 May 1991 2 years 5 months 29 days
Member for North Shore 05 Nov 1988 03 May 1991 2 years 5 months 29 days Independent
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Former official visitor of 'Women in Prison'. Former Council Member New South Wales Institute of Technology.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist and university tutor; senior public servant. Educated at Monte Sant Angelo College, North Sydney. University of Sydney BA, MTCP (Syd.). Head of Central Policy Unit, New South Wales Deaprtment of Planning. Commissioner of Water Resources Commission, Director, New South Wales Land Co-ordination Unit. Author of "The More Things Change". Executive Director of City Services, Canberra. Recreational interests included reading, travel and film.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman North Sydney Municipal Council 1970 - 1977 and 1987 - 1991. General Manager of Byron Shire Council.
Daughter of Norman Read and Edith Gordon. Married (unknown) and had issue, 1 son and 2 daughters. Divorced.
Additional Information
Member of Former Members of Parliament Association. Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Robyn Read - papers concerning the Water Resources Commission of New South Wales, 1983 - 1987 (MLMSS 7338); photographs in the PICMAN Database. Stanton Library - North Sydney (Luna Park files).