Annie Florence Gillies CARDELL-OLIVER
Also known as: née Wilson, Florence, Annie Boyd, Annie Oliver, Annie Wilson, Dame Florence Cardell-Oliver
Born: 11 May 1876
Died: 12 January 1965Special Achievements:
First elected to the Western Australia Lower House in 1936, she became the first woman in Australia to a cabinet or ministry when she obtained full Cabinet rank as the Minister for Health Supply and Shipping in 1949.
1942 - The first woman to be suspended from the Legislative Assembly.
1949 - The oldest person in Western Australia to attain full cabinet rank.
1951 - Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).Additional Information:
“She was the longest-serving female State Parliamentarian in Western Australia, serving in parliament from 15 February 1936 to 7 April 1956, until her record was broken in September 2011 by Liz Constable.”
5 January 1948 - 7 October 1949 - Served as Honorary Minister for Supply and Shipping.
7 October 1949 - 3 February 1953 - Minister for Health, Supply and Shipping.
Image - Florence Cardell-Oliver
Description: Florence Cardell-Oliver, MLA for Subiaco, Western Australia, c1936 Date: 6 August 1936 Source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/83370721 - The Daily News via National Library of Australia Author: Unknown author This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
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Nugent, Maria. (2002). Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia: Histories, Themes and Places. Canberra, ACT: Australia Heritage Commission, p. 84.
“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.”