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McCaughey, Winsome

Occupation
Feminist, Local government councillor and Mayor
Alternative Names
  • Howell, Winsome (maiden name)

Summary

Winsome McCaughey had the distinction of becoming the second female lord mayor of the City of Melbourne. She served in that capacity from 1988-89.

Details

Winsome McCaughey was an active member of the women's movement during the 1970s in Melbourne, advocating for child care facilities. After serving on the Melbourne City Council, she took on the position of Commissioner for the Melbourne bid for the Olympic Games for 1996. Unfortunately it was unsuccessful. She then assumed the senior position of Chief Executive Officer of Greening Australia, a position she held for four years. Her subsequent employment was as Chief Executive Officer for the Australian and New Zealand Food Authority and later again as Executive Direstor of the Australian Business Arts Foundation.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • [Biographical cuttings on Winsome McCaughey, ex-Lord Mayor of Melbourne, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals], BIOG; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

Rosemary Francis

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