- 14 November 1892
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
- 21 January 1955
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Alternative Names
- Frewin, Bessie (preferred name)
- O'Neill, Bessie (maiden name)
A passionate activist for women, Elizabeth (Bessie) Frewin was one of the earliest women candidates for all levels of government. She was an ALP candidate in the House of Representatives for Warringah in 1934 and 1940 and for the North Sydney Council in 1938, 1941 and 1948. Bessie was also a Lang Labor candidate in the 1947 elections to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Bondi.