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Pfitzner, Bernice

Occupation
Medical practitioner and Parliamentarian
Alternative Names
  • Tu Swee Lian (birth name)

Summary

A member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Bernice Pfitzner filled a casual vacancy in the Legislative Council of the Parliament of South Australia in 1990. An emigrant from Singapore and a medical practitioner by profession she was the second person of Chinese descent to be elected to the South Australian parliament. She was defeated at the 1997 election.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia

  • Interview with Dr the Hon Bernice Pfitzner, medical practitioner and Member of the Legislative Council [sound recording] / Interviewer, Diana Giese, 1996, Details Collect From ORAL TRC 3490; National Library of Australia. Details

Rosemary Francis

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