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Poppleton, Elizabeth Mary (Ricky)

Occupation
Environmentalist

Summary

Elizabeth Poppleton ran for parliament only once: Australia Party candidate, New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Lane Cove, 1976. At the time of her candidacy, she had settled in Sydney, having lived in England, Ireland and Canada. She was a member of the Australia Party and its forerunners for nearly 10 years. Elizabeth Poppleton decided to stand so that the electors of Lane Cove, who had supported the Party in the 1970 and 1973 elections, should again have the opportunity to do so. She was a member of Ecology Action and deeply concerned with the preservation of bushland, the condition of the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers and the fragmentation of communities by arterial roads. She was married, with three grown up daughters. She worked part-time at Gladesville Hospital.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 4, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

Annette Alafaci

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