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Wood, Jean Muriel

Summary

Jean Wood was a once only candidate who represented the Liberal Party in the 1962 elections for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Phillip. Her stated primary concern was the lack of representation of women on official bodies. Jean Wood was an active member of the Liberal Party in the Manly Warringah area, and was secretary of Richard Healey's campaign for Wakehurst until persuaded to run in the safe Labor seat of Phillip. She was married with a grown up daughter who helped in her campaign. Jean was a foundation member of the Town Advisory Council in New Guinea, and had a keen interest in the political development of Papua New Guinea.

Sources used to compile this entry: The Australian Liberal, April 1962.

Annette Alafaci

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