Helen Wai-Har Sham-Ho

Hon. Dr

Born
9 September 1943
Hong Kong
Occupation
Lawyer and Parliamentarian
Jurisdiction

Helen Sham-Ho was a Member of the NSW Legislative Council from 19 March 1988 to 28 February 2003. She represented the Liberal Party from 1988-1998 and served out the remainder of her term as an Independent. She was the first Chinese born Parliamentarian in Australia.

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; 'Sham-Ho, Helen Wai-Har (1943-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-721089; http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/1fb6ebed995667c2ca256ea100825164/bc83f47fefc3937b4a25672e0002e1d6?OpenDocument [accessed 2016-04-12].

Prepared by Annette Alafaci