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Papers of Margaret Reid, 1969-2003 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4252002
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Reid, Margaret (Margaret Elizabeth), 1935-
 
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Description [1969-2003] 
2.85 m. (19 boxes) 
Summary

MS Acc07.148 comprises a range of material relating to Margaret Reid's political career and official duties, including correspondence, speech notes, diaries, presentation plaques, photographs, press cuttings and ephemera (9 boxes).

The Acc08.083 instalment comprises photographs, ephemera from official functions, press cuttings, speech notes, correspondence, appointment diaires, notebooks, reports of parliamentary delegations and a VHS videocassette (10 boxes).

Biography/History

Politician. Margaret Elizabeth Reid was the first female president of the Australian Senate, holding office from 1996 to 2002. As a student at the University of Adelaide, Reid became the first female president of the Australian Liberal Students Federation. After graduating, Reid became a barrister, specialising in family law. She moved to Canberra in 1965. In 1981 she was elected to fill a casual vacany in the Senate, following the death of Senator John Knight. An active patron of over 80 community organisations, in 2004 Reid was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the Australian Parliament and to the community.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc07.148, MS Acc08.083.

Associated materials: Papers of Margaret Reid relating to Andrew Fisher, 2001 MS 9536.

Related Material Margaret Reid interviewed by Barry York in the Old Parliament House political and parliamentary oral history project; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 6100/15. 
Subjects Reid, Margaret (Margaret Elizabeth), 1935- -- Archives.  |  Liberal Party of Australia -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.
Occupation Federal politicians.
Terms of Use Copying of Margaret Reid's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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