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Hendley, Sheena

Occupation
Hotel worker and Charity worker

Summary

Sheena Hendley only ran for election once: as an Independent in the 1988 New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Ashfield. Her election leaflet stressed she was "a woman for women", was a tireless worker for charity. They also expressed her view that women were not safe in their own homes, or on the streets, even in broad daylight. In 1984 she was the highest fund raiser in NSW for the Spastic Centre, raising over $70,000, making her Miss NSW Charity Queen of 1985. Between 1984 and 1988 she raised a further 80,000 for the Spastic Centre and the Autistic Association of NSW.

Sources used to compile this entry: Collection of the election leaflets, handouts, newspaper cuttings etc. for the New South Wales state election, 19th March; 1988 held at the Mitchell Library; Western Suburbs Courier, 16 March 1988.

Annette Alafaci

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