• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4588

Cranwell, Terry Ann

  • Occupation Pastoralist, Political candidate, Political party organiser


Terry Cranwell was nominated for the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award in 1995, for the Far North Queensland district. She plays an active role with her husband in the running of the family cattle station, ‘Ellendale’ in Queensland’s lower gold country.

Terry has a passionate interest in politics, having been actively involved in the Queensland National Party for several years. She has stood for state parliament for the electorate of Cook, and has also been a candidate in local council elections. She has served as the National’s Queensland Womens’ State President.

Originally from Parkes, Terry’s family relocated to a sugar and dairy farm at Yerra near Maryborough in Queensland.

When she finished school Terry began her nursing career. She nursed at Biggenden, Maryborough and Home Hill Hospitals.

She remains involved in the medical scene through the Royal Flying Doctor Service and as a consumer representative on Queensland Nursing Council Advisory Panel. Past positions held include 4 years serving on the Queensland Nursing Councils Professional Conduct Committee, 9 Years as a member Queensland Hospital Board and recently 4 years on Queensland Health Council.


  • 1995 - 1995
  • 1983 - 1983

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