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Hansen, Elizabeth May

MBE

Born
Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Political activist

Summary

Elizabeth Hansen was a foundation member of Perth's oldest Aboriginal community organisation, the Coolbaroo League, formed in the 1940s. She has been a long-time campaigner for Aboriginal rights and was vice-president of the New Era Aboriginal Fellowship and Treasurer of the Aboriginal Rights League and Old People's Home.

Hansen won the Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award in 1976, and was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for 'Aboriginal welfare' on 31 December 1979.

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