• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4115

Crawford, Mary Catherine

(1947 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 12 April, 1947, Toowoomba Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian, Teacher


A member of the Australian Labor Party, Mary Crawford was elected to the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament as the Member for Forde, Queensland, at the 1987 federal election. In 1994 she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Housing and Regional Development in the Keating Government and held that position until her defeat at the 1996 election.


Mary Crawford completed her tertiary education at the University of Queensland and worked as a teacher before entering parliament.



  • 2020 - 2020

    For significant service to women, and to the people and Parliament of Australia.

    Order of Australia - Member - AM

Published resources

  • Book
    • Sticks and stones: report on violence in Australian schools, Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training, 1994
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Mary Catherine Crawford, noted in House Magazine, Sept. 1989, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

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