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Morcom, Elfrida Margaret (c. 1911 - 2004)

c. 1911
1 July 2004
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Community advocate, Office worker, Political candidate and Trade unionist


Described by her son, Simon Morcom, as a "Lifelong fighter for peace and justice, tempered with an off-key sense of humour. A mentor and an inspiration," Elfrida Morcom was a Communist Party of Australia candidate for Collaroy in 1956 and 1965 and candidate for the Warringah Shire Council in 1965.


At the time of her campaign, Elfrida Morcom had lived in the French's Forest area for 15 years and was widely known for her advocacy of the needs of the district. She was an active trade unionist, and a member of the Railway for Warringah Committee and the local Progress Association.

Sources used to compile this entry: Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2004; Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 1 & 2, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

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