• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1423

Dodkin, Marilyn

(1937 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 17 July, 1937, Cardiff Wales United Kingdom
  • Occupation Historian


Marilyn Dodkin is an ALP activist and historian who contested the New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Middle Harbour in 1988.


Marilyn Dodkin joined the ALP in 1976, and has held office at local and electorate level. She was a delegate to Annual Conference many times and in 1986 was a proxy delegate to the National Conference.

Marilyn completed a BA at the University of New England, a MA at the University of Sydney and a PhD at Macquarie University. She worked as Research officer for Gary Punch MP 1983, and in 1984 became the Administration Officer of the AWU. She served on the North Sydney TAFE Committee and was a founding member of the Status of Women Committee which encouraged women to participate in politics.

Marilyn married in 1961 and has two daughters. She is the author of Brothers: eight leaders of the Labor Council of NSW (UNSW Press, 2001) and Bob Carr, the reluctant leader(UNSW Press, 2003) and in 2005 was working on another, expected to be published in 2006.


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