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.
<p>Member of the Provisional Committee, Victorian Division of the Australian branch of the British Red Cross Society 1914-1915, Victorian Divisional Committee c1915-1934 and the Victorian General Committee c 1934-1938</p>
The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954)Monday 9 February 1948 p 2 Article
... OBITUARY LadyPeacockLadyMillieGertrudePeacock. Victoria's first woman member of Parliament ... husband at public functions. After his death In 1933 LadyPeacock won the seat, which she relinquished In ...
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Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954)Thursday 25 September 1930 p 31 Article
... Victories, Camberwell, on September 1, when MillieGertrude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Peacock, of ... Wedding Bells WALSH—PEACOCK. A very pretty wedding took place at the Church of Our Lady of ...
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