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Who was the first women elected to a Queensland council?

Dr Ellen Mary Kent Hughes (1893-1979) became Queensland’s first female councillor when she was elected to the Kingaroy council in 1923. She was again elected to council, this time in Armidale in NSW from 1937-68, serving as Deputy Mayor 1963-4.

A detailed biography can be viewed here: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/kent-hughes-ellen-mary-10722



 

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