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Kurfurst, Meira




Meira Kurfurst was a once only parliamentary candidate, with local interests at heart. She was a Councillo r with the Marrickville Municipal Council from 1984-87 and an Independent candidate in the 1995 New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Marrickville. At the time of her campaign, Meira Kurfurst had been a resident of Newtown for 16 years and was well known as a founding member of Concerned Citizens of Newtown and a member of the Cooks River Festival Committee from 1985-89. Her campaign leaflets stressed the urgent need to reduce aircraft noise in the area. She moved to Queensland in the 1990s where she is listed in the Multicultural Resource Directory as a teacher of Hebrew and as President of the Israelis & Friends Association. Meira has a Dip.Ed.

Sources used to compile this entry: Decker, Dianne, Women in Australian Parliament and Local Government: An updated history 1975-1992, Australian Local Government Women's Association, Canberra, 1992; Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 8, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney; Queensland Multicultural Directory 2004-2005.

Annette Alafaci

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