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Brown, Mascotte

Political candidate


A member of the League of Women Voters, Mascotte Brown stood as a candidate in the Legislative Assembly seat of Malvern at five Victorian state elections which were held in 1947, 1950, 1952, 1955 and 1958. She stood as an Independent Liberal candidate at all elections except 1955 when she represented the Victorian Liberal Party.


Educated at St Gabriels' College and Riviera College, Sydney, Mascotte Brown married at the age of sixteen. By 1955 she was widowed with two grown up children. During her attempt in 1955 she vowed that she would never give up trying: 'As long as I am physically able, I'll stand for politics, just to show my fellow women that only by continually struggling will they get anywhere in Parliament'.

She was an accomplished musician with musical degrees gained in London. She held memberships of the following organisations: Royal Empire Society, the Business and Professional Women's Club, the League of Women Voters of Victoria and the International Alliance of Women.

Sources used to compile this entry: Scrapbook of Florence Rodan.

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