Evans, Beryl Alice, (The Honourable; Bec) (1922-2006)

Also known as
Bowman, Beryl (1922-2006)
Williams, Beryl (1922-2006)
Field of activity
Servicewoman; Parliamentarian
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http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-765086

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Beryl Evans was a long-standing Liberal MLC, who later ran unsuccessfully for the Senate as an independent, and the New South Wales Legislative Council as a member of the Seniors Party. She was an official candidate for the 1998 Constitutional Convention, representing the One Australian Monarchist League, but was not elected. During World War Two, Evans served in the Royal Auxiliary Australian Air Force with distinction. She became president of the WAAAF Branch of the RAAF Association New South Wales Division on 25 March 1997.

Beryl Evans was elected as a Liberal Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1984. During her 11 years of service she was chairman of the Privileges committee and a member of the Stay Safe committee. From 1990 to 1991 Evans was Government Whip. Upon her retirement in 1995 Her Majesty the Queen granted the title of the Honourable to Beryl Evans for life.

On 12 November 1942 Evans joined the Royal Auxiliary Australian Air Force. Serving as a drill instructor and physical training instructor she obtained the ranks of corporal and sergeant before being commissioned in 1944. Beryl Evans was discharged on 25 September 1945 with the rank of section officer.

Beryl Evans became president of the WAAAF Branch of the RAAF Association NSW Division on 25 March 1997. She is a vice-president of the RAAF Association, a member of the Council and executive and national executive representative to Australian Veteran Defence Services Council.

  • Served with the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
  • Married: Kenneth Graham Bowman and they had two sons
  • Councilor for Coolah Shire
  • Married: Richard Kelywack Evans
  • Graduated with Economic Degree from University of New England
  • Member of the Legislative Council (Liberal) for New South Wales
  • Government representative on the Governing Body of the University of New England

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  1. Evans, Beryl Alice
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. BOWMAN, BERYL ALICE
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf World War 2 Nominal RollDepartment of Veterans' Affairs
  3. Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2006]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  4. Who's Who in Australia, 1988
    Cadman, Kerith A
    [Melbourne]
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times
  5. The Honourable Beryl Evans

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