Marie May Bignold

Born
14 September 1927
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Lawyer and Parliamentarian
Jurisdiction

Marie Bignold was a member of the Call To Australia Group (CTA). She was a member of the directly elected Legislative Council from 1984-1991; she was elected on 5 December 1984. Bignold was the first woman lawyer to take a seat in the Legislative Council.

Sources used to compile this entry: Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2006, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/pssb/home.html; 'Bignold, Marie May (1927-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-730056; https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/6ec131612f24824cca256ce70004b1b2/2f6be0bfe556f366ca256a4600134895?OpenDocument [accessed 2016-04-16].

Prepared by Annette Alafaci