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Renshaw, Emily Anastasia ( - 1998)


8 April 1998
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Alderman, Justice of the Peace and Public servant


Emily Renshaw was well known throughout the central west of New South Wales. She was Alderman of the Parkes Municipal Council from 1956-59, 1962-65 and 1971-74. She was also an ALP candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Dubbo in 1973 and for the NSW Senate in 1975.


Emily Renshaw was a long term member of the ALP and widely known in country New South Wales. In 1975, when she was sixth on the party's ticket, she polled better than the three male candidates at 3, 4, and 5.

She had a long career in local government in Parkes, and was active in many local organizations. With Molly Edwards, she founded the Meals on Wheels scheme in Parkes.

Sources used to compile this entry: Anderson, Ken, '31 years a council stalwart [obituary]', Daily Telegraph, 11 May 1998, p. 71; Smith, A. Viola, Women in Australian Parliaments and Local Governments, Past and Present, Australian Local Government Women's Association; Australian National Advisory Committee on International Women's Year, Australian Local Government Women's Association, Canberra, 1975, 148 pp.

Annette Alafaci

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