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BRAHAM, Loraine Margaret

Born: 21/8/1938

Special Achievements:

Lorrain Braham was the first woman elected from Central Australia to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory (1994) and the first woman Speaker in the Northern Territory.  At the time of her election, she was the only woman in the Northern Territory Country Liberal Party government.

Additional Information:

Lorraine was a member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1994 to 2008, representing the electorate of Braitling.  She was initially elected as a representative of the Country Liberal Party, serving in that role from 1994 until 2001, but retained her seat as an independent after being disendorsed before the 2001 election.  She was the Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2001 to 2005.  Braham also served as a minister in Shane Stone's government from 1999 to 2000.


Resources

  • Image - Loraine Braham

    Image courtesy of Loraine Braham, NPWHF collection