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Unsworth, Pauline Mary

Alternative Names
  • Hennessy, Pauline (maiden name)

Summary

Pauline Unsworth was a once only candidate who stood for the ALP at the 1968 election for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Northcott. She was married to Barry John Unsworth in 1955, who later became a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council 1978-1986, a member of the Legislative Assembly 1986-1991 and Premier of New South Wales from 1986 to 1988.
Pauline Unsworth's one candidature was well before her husband entered Parliament, while he was an organiser for the Labour Council of New South Wales

Sources used to compile this entry: De Micheli, Catherine and Herd, Margaret (eds), Who's Who in Australia 2003, 39 edn, Crown Content, North Melbourne, 2003, 2201 pp.

Annette Alafaci

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