• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1966

Ponting, Meg

(1927 – 2010)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 3 January, 1927, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Died 21 August, 2010
  • Occupation Public servant


Meg Ponting ran for parliament motivated by her determination to protect her community. As an Independent she contested the 1988 New South Wales Legislative Assembly election for McKell. Following her move to live in the Rocks area of Sydney, she and others were outraged by the Department of Housing issuing eviction notices to long term residents of the area and Meg Ponting agreed to run, one of 5 independents, as a nuisance candidate in order to highlight the situation.

Meg Ponting was born in Sydney and educated to Intermediate Certificate level in public schools. She worked as a Public Servant in the Maritime Services Board. She married B. G. Ponting and they had three children. She lived in The Rocks till her death in 2010.

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