- Activist, Feminist and Sports Administrator
- Alternative Names
- Fisher, Betty (preferred name)
Betty Fisher (nee Dawson) was born 8th September 1925 in Yorkshire, England arriving in South Australia in 1927 on the "SS Benalla". A feminist and advocate for Aboriginal rights and conservation, Betty was International Women's Day president for eight years and the first female president of the Conservation Council of SA. She received a Flinders University medal for services to women, was a 1988 Bicentenary medallist and served on the SA State Schools Organisations State Council. She was a member of the National Fitness Council of Australia. Betty was also a key witness at the Hindmarsh Island royal commission where she produced notes and tape recordings from the 1960s which confirmed "secret women's business."