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O'Connor, Carolyn Ann (c. 1945 - )

Born
c. 1945
Occupation
Sales clerk

Summary

Carolyn O'Connor ran twice for the Liberal Party in seats that were unwinnable for her party. These were the seat of Heffron in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly (1981) and Kingsford-Smith in the House of Representatives (1987). In 1981 Carolyn O'Connor had lived and worked in the Heffron electorate for more than five years. She had two children and within the electorate she was involved in the Scout movement and Little Athletics.

Sources used to compile this entry: Liberal Party of Australia NSW Division, State General Election 1981 Biographies of Candidates, August 1981; Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 5 , Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

Annette Alafaci

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