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Former Member Details

The Hon. Anne Elizabeth PRESS (1903 - 1992)

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Date of Birth: 25/08/1903
Place of Birth: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 23/08/1992
Place of Death: Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 22 Oct 1959 05 Nov 1978 19 years 15 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 22 October 1959 and 12 March 1970. Originally elected for the balance of the term of Gertrude Melville MLC, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Independent Labor Group 01 Jan 1959 01 Jan 1967 8 years 1 day
Liberal Party 01 Jan 1967 01 Jan 1978 11 years 1 day
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Independent Labor, Liberal Party. Expelled in 1959 following the vote against the Legislative Council bill; Independent Labor Group; joined Liberal Party in 1967, failed to nominate for preselection in 1978.
Community Activity
Councillor of the New South Wales Parents and Citizens' Federation 1950 - 1953; Vice-president of the New South Wales Parents and Citizens' Federation 1953 - 1960; Director of the Condobolin Hospital from 1953 - 1978; Active in the Far West Children's Health Scheme
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher and farmers wife. Educated privately and at the Sydney Teachers' College. She then became a teacher with the New South Wales Education Department teaching at Condobolin North 1922 - 1923, Tichborne 1923 - 1924; and Forbes 1924 - 1925. Director of Condobolin Hospital Board from 1953; councillor of New South Wales Parents and Citizens' Federation 1950 - 1953, vice president 1953 - 1960; active in Far West Children's Health Scheme. Recreational interests include reading, music and charity work.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Daughter of Thomas Speechley, farmer, and his wife Charlotte. Married Thomas F. Press, farmer and son of John Press on 1 September 1924, and had issue, 1 son and 2 daughters. Church of England (Anglican) at Condobolin cemetery.
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