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Annie Florence Gillies CARDELL-OLIVER

Also known as: Florence

Born: 1876

Died: 1965

Special Achievements:

First elected to the Western Australia Lower House in 1936, she became the first woman in Australia to obtain full Cabinet rank when made Minister for Health Supply and Shipping in 1949.

Additional Information:

First elected to the Western Australia Lower House in 1936.


Resources

  • Image - Annie Florence Gillies Cardell-Oliver

    Photographer: unknown

    Battye Library, 9396B (866P)


  • References

    Nugent, Maria.  (2002).  Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia:  Histories, Themes and Places.  Canberra, ACT:  Australia Heritage Commission, p. 84.
    PARLIAMENT BUILDING
    “Associated with Edith Cowan (first woman member of State Assembly); May Holman (first woman Labor member of the Legislative Assembly; Florence Cardell-Oliver (first woman cabinet minister in the State Assembly); and Carmen Lawrence (the first women [sic] premier.”