• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4531

Tilson, Doris Myra Oulton

(1893 – 1968)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 1 January, 1893, Wangaratta Victoria Australia
  • Died 31 December, 1968, Victoria Australia


Doris Tilson served as a councillor on the Wangaratta Borough Council from 1952-54 and was its first female mayor in 1954. In 1953 she received a Coronation medal for her work with the Wangaratta District Base Hospital and the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind. Her ongoing commitment to community service was rewarded with her appointment as a Life Governor of both institutions.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Women in Australian Parliaments and Local Governments, Past and Present : A Survey, Smith, A. Viola, 1975
  • Resource

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