- Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
- Political activist and Parliamentarian
- Alternative Names
- Rochester, Joan Marjorie (maiden name)
Joan Coxsedge was the first Labor woman to be elected to the Victorian Legislative Council as the Member for Melbourne West Province in July 1979. She served until 1992. While in office she wrote and produced the newsletter, Hard Facts For Hard Times, from her Footscray office, in which she offered a left view of current local, national and international events.
(Source: Historical Note Melbourne University Archives)