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(Hilda) Gracia Baylor

(Hilda) Gracia Baylor

Brisbane, Queensland
Herbert David Parry-Okeden, grazier and businessman, and Hilda Mary Webster.
(1) 1950 John Du Frocq Freeman; (2) 23 Mar 1959 Richard Patrick Baylor, solicitor; 3s. 1d.
School teacher and law clerk
Church of England
Queens Church of England Girls Grammar School, Ballarat, Collegiate College, Hobart, Somerville House, Brisbane, National Gallery Art School, Melbourne, Dip of Fine Arts 1950. BA 1993 Deakin University.
Overseas 1950-1951; secondary school teacher (Cl of Public Education) Mercer House, Melbourne 1951-1957 and at Hamilton College 1957-1959; lived Healesville from 1962, law clerk and office manager in husband's firm; member Healesville Hospital Auxiliary, Healesville Tourist Promotion Association, Maroondah Half-way House and other community organisations. Anglican vestry member and synod representative. Owned and run Yarra Valley Picnics since 1987. Member, University of Melbourne Human Ethics Cttee 1987-91. Chairman, Dr Vera Scantlebury Brown Memorial Trust since 1990. Member and Deputy Convener, Victoria Women's Council 1991-99. Trustee, Queen Victoria Women's Centre since 1994, Chairman since 1999. President, National Council of Women of Australia 1997-2000. Member, Commonwealth Advisory Board for Equal Employment Opportunity for Women since 1999. Member, Defence Reserve Forces Council since 2000. Member, "Women Shaping the Nation" Centenary of Federation Cttee 2000-2001. Awarded AM 1999.;Healesville shire councillor 1966-1978, president 1977-1978; president Vic. Local Government Women's Association 1973-1974 and executive member 1967- , national v-president 1974-1975
Liberal Party
Party Note
Joined 1958, secretary Healesville branch 1968-1973 and Kinglake branch 1973-1978, member state executive 1972-1977, parl. spokesperson for senior citizens Nov 1982- ; one of first two women elected to Legislative Council and first Liberal woman MLC.
5th May 1979
1st Mar 1985

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.

Inaugural Speech
18 July 1979, Liberal, Council, Boronia
Resigned to contest Legislative Assembly seat of Warrandyte.
Other seats contested
Warrandyte 1985.
Committee Service: Subordinate Legislation Cttee 1981-1982. House Cttee 1982-1985. Social Development Cttee 1982-1985.
Edited "Work-Life Management - How to get the Balance" 1999.
Who's Who in Australia 1980-1983; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Lofthouse, A., Who's Who of Australian Women', North Ryde, 1982; Yarra Valley News Edition 14 June 1978; Age 8 May 1979; Knox-Sherbrooke News 15 May 1980; Hamilton Spectator 4 Mar 1982; New Idea 30 July 1983; personal information
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)