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Harris, Cornelia Donata Eva Johanna (1958 - )

19 April 1958
Bremen, Germany
Medical practitioner and Environmentalist


Conny Harris was a once-only candidate, whose bid for election was based on her interest in the protection of the environment. She stood for the Australian Greens in the 2003 New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Davidson.


Conny Harris was born and educated in Germany, receiving medical degrees from the Universities of Freiberg and Hamburg. She has worked as a doctor in Germany, England, and Australia, and passed her Australian Medical Council Examination in 1994.

She is a long-term activist in local community issues concerning bushland and wildlife, urban and non-urban development, improvement of health and waste reduction.
She has a wide knowledge of local flora and fauna, especially eucalypts, and lectures on this to the Australian Plant Society. She is also a member of the National Parks Threatened Species Committee.

In 1999 she received a grant for educating local schoolchildren in native plant identification and bush regeneration.
She was director of the Manly Food Cooperative, from 1998-2002, and was appointed community representative on the Northern Region Waste Management Board in 2000. She founded the Farigal Landcare Group in 2001. Her ongoing interests in organic food, bush regeneration and environmental health continue to spark new projects.

She and her partner have three children, and Conny works at Mona Vale Hospital, in northern Sydney.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 4 June 2005); Correspondence with Conny Harris, August 2005.

Annette Alafaci

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