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Former Member Details

Mrs Marie Claire FISHER, BA (Hons) (Syd), M Litt (NE), Dip Ed (STC) (1931 - 2008)

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Date of Birth: 09/06/1931
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 17/09/2008
Place of Death: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 07 Oct 1978 22 Feb 1988 9 years 4 months 16 days A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 7 October 1978.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member ALP since 1968. Secretary ALP Bourke and Cobar Branches. Secretary Castlereagh State Electoral Council. President Darling Federal Electoral Council. Member ALP Rural and Primary Industry Policy Committee. Chair of Parliamentary Joint Select Committee into Western Division 1981 - 1985.
Community Activity
Member Amnesty International since 1970; Samaritans since 1985; Teachers Federation.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher. BA (Hons) (Syd), M Litt (NE), Dip Ed (STC). Educated at Darlinghurst Public School, Crown Street High School, Sydney Girls High School, Sydney Teachers College, University of New England in 1969. Teacher at Bourke High School 1970 - 1971 and Central School 1958 - 1959 and 1961. Active in far western branches of the Australian Labor Party as well as in its' Rural and Primary Industry Policy Committee. Recreational interests included reading, gardening, fine arts, music (baroque jazz 1908-1930s) and chess.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married Dugald George Hamilton and they had 3 children.
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