- 12 June 1923
Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia
- Nurse and Parliamentarian
- Alternative Names
- Aumann, Winifred Margaret (Birth name)
Winifred Piesse became the first woman to represent the Country Party in the Western Australian Parliament when she was elected to the Legislative Council for a six year term, beginning in May 1977. Her extensive experience in nursing ensured that health matters were high on her Parliamentary agenda. She was particularly concerned about issues affecting children and youth, and also urged the government to urgently fund research into breast cancer, especially its high incidence in young mothers.