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Ponting, Meg (1927 - )

Born
3 January 1927
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Public servant
Alternative Names
  • Page, Meg (maiden name)

Summary

Meg Ponting has run once for parliament motivated by her determination to protect her community. As an Independent she contested the 1988 New South Wales Legislative Assembly election for McKell. Following her move to live in the Rocks area of Sydney, she and others were outraged by the Department of Housing issuing eviction notices to long term residents of the area and Meg Ponting agreed to run, one of 5 independents, as a nuisance candidate in order to highlight the situation.

Meg Ponting was born in Sydney and educated to Intermediate Certificate level in public schools. She works as a Public Servant in the Maritime Services Board. She married B. G. Ponting and they had three children. In 2005 she was still living in the Rocks.

Sources used to compile this entry: Meg Ponting, 15 August 2005.

Annette Alafaci

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