• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE2074

Press, Anne Elizabeth

(1903 – 1992)
  • Born 25 August, 1903, Dubbo New South Wales Australia
  • Died 23 August, 1992, Condobolin New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian, Teacher


Anne Press had a parliamentary career that spanned two decades and the opposite ends of the political spectrum. Initially elected in 1959 as an ALP councillor, Press was soon expelled (in 1959) from the party following her vote against party lines when she voted against the Legislative Council Abolition Bill. She then became a member of the Independent Labour Group, to which she belonged for eight years. She joined the liberal party in 1967, and was successfully re-elected to the council as their candidate in 1970. She retired from parliament in 1978.

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