• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3747

Ryan, Mary Margaret

(1886 – 1968)
  • Born 15 September, 1886, St Johns Wood Timaru New Zealand
  • Died 19 May, 1968, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Community worker, Justice of the Peace, Political party organiser


A justice of the peace, Mary Ryan worked unofficially as a social worker in Portland, New South Wales, throughout the depression of the 1930s. She became president of her local Labor Party branch and was active in the Country Women’s Association. In 1943, Ryan was appointed by Chifley to the Commonwealth Housing Commission.

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    • Country Women's Association of New South Wales (1922 - )