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Joan Marjorie Coxsedge

Joan Marjorie Coxsedge

Ballarat, Victoria
Roy Selwyn Rochester, public servant, and Marjorie Gordon, clerk.
7 Mar 1953 Cedric William Coxsedge, bank officer; 2s. 1d.
Artist, survey drafting, textile designing.
Ormond State School, Gardenvale Central School, MacRobertson Girls High School, RMIT.
Professional artist 1962 onwards, seven exhibitions of pen and wash drawings of old buildings and interesting streetscapes, the last one in Havana, Cuba in 1994; anti-war activist gaoled for anti-conscription activities 1968-71; campaigned against Ustasha 1970-72; founding chair, Committee for the Abolition of Political Police 1973- ; completed commission for Builders Labourers Federation to draw Green Bans buildings around Australia 1974; delivered Evatt Memorial Lecture Adelaide University 1982; Board Member Footscray Community Arts Centre 1980-98 and Chair of Board 1990-93; Board Member West Theatre 1989-90; chair ECPAT, End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism 1993-98; Member Realist Group 1968-75; Member Victorian Artists Society since 1965; socialist and feminist. President, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society since 1994.;
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Member 1967-92. State Conference delegate 1970-92; Victorian Delegate to National Conference 1982, 1984, 1986; Member state admin cttee 1973-81; ALP candidate for Balwyn in 1973 State election; Member, Vic ALP Civil Rights Cttee 1971-92; founding president, Vic. ALP Status of Women Cttee 1974-84 and Victorian Anti-Uranium Cttee 1978-92; one of first two women elected to Legislative Council and first Labor woman MLC 1979-92.
Melbourne West
5th May 1979
2nd Oct 1992

*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
25 September 1979, ALP, Council, Melbourne West
Other seats contested
Balwyn (Legislative Assembly) 1973
Statute Law Revision committee 1979-1982. Legal and Constitutional committee 1982-1992. Printing committee 1982-1988.
Publications include One, Two, Three, Ustasha Are We 1972; Top Secret 1974; Rooted in Secrecy (co-author) 1982; Thank God for the Revolution (Pluto Press) 1986; wrote and published regular newsletter Hard Facts for Hard Times 1980-95.
Who's Who in Australia 1980-1983; Lofthouse, A., Who's Who of Australian Women', North Ryde, 1982; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Herald 1 Aug 1972; SNP 10 Aug 1976; Labor Star June 1977; Western Suburbs Advertiser 10 May 1979; Mail (Footscray) 14 Nov 1979; Age 8 May 1979, 20 Nov 1982; Sunday Telegraph 17 Jan 1982; personal information.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
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