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LYONS, Enid Muriel

Also known as: née Burnell

Born: 9/7/1897

Died: 2/9/1981

Special Achievements:

First woman to win a seat in Federal Parliament.  In 1943 Enid was elected to the House of Representatives for the United Australia Party and became the first woman in Cabinet.  She famously brought in welfare payments for mothers.
1980 - She was made a Dame of the Order of Australia, the second woman to receive this honour.
She was the first Australian woman to receive damehoods in different orders. 

Additional Information:

Author - including "So We Take Comfort," "The Old Haggis," "Among The Carrion Crows."


Resources

  • Image - Enid Lyons

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  • Image - Dame Enid Lyons baking in her kitchen

    File:(Dame Enid Lyons baking in her kitchen) A. Collingridge (29065805913).jpg

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