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  • From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra
  • Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament

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Lockwood, Penny (c. 1955 - )

Born
c. 1955
Occupation
Researcher, Farmer, Community advocate and Councillor

Summary

A local activist, Penny Lockwood ran for election to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly once in 1991 as an ALP candidate for the seat of Monaro. She had more success at the local council level, where she was appointed to the Yarrowlumla Shire Council.

Educated at Australian National University, where she gained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Penny Lockwood studied computer programming and German and Slav languages. She worked as a researcher at the Australian National University and Griffith University, before becoming a farmer in 1977. In 1991 she was an Electorate Officer. She was active in the local recycling centre, the New South Wales Transport Action Council, the Queanbeyan Skillshare and the Literacy Action Coalition. She joined the ALP in 1974 in the Australian Capital Territory, and held branch office. She was a delegate to Annual Conference and Country Conference.

Sources used to compile this entry: From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg; Labor Times Vol 4 no 9/10 April/May 1991.

Annette Alafaci

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