Peacock, Millie Gertrude (1870-1948)

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Lady Millie Peacock was the first woman member elected to the Victorian Parliament and the third woman elected to Parliament in Australia. On 1 January 1901 she married Victorian Parliamentarian Alexander Peacock (knighted 1902). Lady Peacock was the first President of the Creswick branch of the Australian Red Cross Society. She was a member of the Provisional Committee of the Victorian Division of the Australian branch of the British Red Cross Society (1914-1915). She then became a member of the Victorian Divisional Committee until 1934 and was a member of the Victorian General Committee until 1938. Following the death of her husband in 1933 Lady Peacock stood for and won her late husband's Legislative Assembly seat of Allandale. During her time in Parliament she made only one speech. She retired from Parliament in 1935.

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  1. Lady Millie PeacockWomen in Parliament Parliament of Victoria : Lady Millie Peacock
    Parliament of Victoria
    Published: Parliament of Victoria
    Series: http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/milliepeacock.htm
  2. Carrying on the Fight: Women Candidates in Victorian Parliamentary Elections
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2008]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
    Series: http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cws/home.html
  3. No ordinary lives: pioneering women in Australian politics
    Jenkins, Cathy
    [2008]
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing
  4. Liberal women : Federation to 1949
    Fitzherbert, Margaret
    [2004]
    Published: Federation Press
  5. Who's who in Australia 1944
    Alexander, Joseph A
    [1944]
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times
  6. State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection: Ivy Lavinia Weber, Victorian M.L.A, 1937-1943, [manuscript] (1979)
    Written by Ivy Weber's grand-daughter Vicki Davies in 1979. Also included are press cuttings relating to Lady Peacock, M.L.A.
    MS 11017

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  1. VICTORIAN ELECTIONS Lady Peacock's Success OTHER SEATS MELBOURNE, Monday.
    Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Monday 13 November 1933 p 3 Article
    ... i Lady Millie Gertrude '' ' Peacock (U.A.P.), 4977. William James' M'Adam . (Labor), 3491 ... VICTORIAN ELECTIONS Lady Peacock's Success OTHER SEATS MELBOURNE, Monday. .---The-vacancy in tho ... 187 words
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  2. ALLANDALE LADY PEACOCK RETURNED MAJORITY EXCEEDS 1,500
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 13 November 1933 p 9 Article Illustrated
    ... oils, street Ballar it secretary (Lab I PEACOCK MILLIE GERTRUDE Cres» lok i home dutle* lUAf I Polling ... ALLANDALE ; LADY PEACOCK IIETIKN'ED MAJORITY EXCEEDS 1.500 i Lady Peacock, who had been known tor I ... 229 words
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  3. BY-ELECTIONS LADY PEACOCK WINS FAIRBAIRN FOR FLINDERS Independent Labor Leads at Warrnambool MELBOURNE, Sunday.
    Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Monday 13 November 1933 p 2 Article
    ... figures are:— ALLENDAI/E STATE SEAT Lady Millie Gertrude Peacock (TT.A.P.), 524S. William James M ... BY-ELECTIONS UDY- PEACOCK WINS FAIEBAIEN FOR FLINDEES Independent Labor Leads at Warrnambool ... 177 words
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