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Kirkby, Elisabeth (1921 - )

Honourable, OAM

Born
26 January 1921
Bolton, United Kingdom
Occupation
Actor, Broadcaster, Farmer, Parliamentarian and Scriptwriter

Summary

Elizabeth Kirkby, a member of the Australian Democrats, was a Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 19 September 1981 and 25 May 1991. She served from 1981-1998. She was State Parliamentary Leader of the Democrats from 1981 - 1998.
Councillor of Temora Shire Council 1999 - 2004
Military Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service 1942-1945.
Elizabeth, who was granted retention of title of "Honourable" for life, worked as a Parliamentarian, actress, script writer, radio public affairs commentator and grazier. She became Australia's oldest university graduate at the age of 93 in 2014, when she was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/fe1657bcbd0b25c9ca256df300077f63/6bb9b76f23342af44a25673600835a59?OpenDocument [accessed 2016-04-12].

Annette Alafaci

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