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Former Member Details

Mrs Catherine Elizabeth GREEN (1881 - 1965)

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Date of Birth: 01/08/1881
Place of Birth: Curban, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 25/01/1965
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 Nov 1931 07 Sep 1932 9 months 15 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined c.1904, organiser from South Sydney and Bankstown Line Women's Organising committees, press secretary of the Women's Central Organising Committee, member of state and federal electorate councils, secretary of East Sydney branch, member of the central executive in 1927.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Housewife. Educated at Curban public school; moved to Dubbo at age fourteen; domestic in hotel; moved to Sydney in c.1898, domestic; honorary matron of the Lang hostel; founder of Women's Vanguard; member of Public Liberty League.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Daughter of Daniel Diggs, farmer, and Catherine Kain. Married (1) William (Billy) John Russell, plumber, on 1 February 1904 and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Married (2) Sydney Temple Green, stonemason on 24 July 1926. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Rookwood cemetery from St Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Enfield.
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