Story: Anderson, Mary Patricia

Mary Patricia Anderson

Mary Patricia Anderson

Dignified, determined and energetic, Mary Anderson played a prominent role in West Coast Labour politics in the 1920s and 1930s, and went on to be one of the first women members of the Legislative Council in 1946.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, S. P. Andrew Collection (PAColl-3739)
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Photograph by Stanley P. Andrew

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How to cite this page:

Neill Atkinson. 'Anderson, Mary Patricia', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)