• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4155

Robertson, Agnes Robertson

(1882 – 1968)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 31 July, 1882, Stepney, Adelaide South Australia Australia
  • Died 29 January, 1968, Mount Waverley Melbourne Victoria Australia


Initially a member of the Liberal and Country League of Western Australia, Agnes Robertson was elected to the Senate of the Australian Parliament in December 1949. On being dropped from the Liberal Party’s Senate ticket in 1955 because of her age, she joined the Country and Democratic League, was listed first on its ticket and won, becoming the first Country Party’s female senator. She retired from parliament in 1962.

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