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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Dawn Lawrie
Name: Lawrie, Alline Dawn
Place of Birth: Melbourne (Vic.)
Date of Birth: 1939-01-01
Occupation: Politician
Human rights advocate
Biographical notes: In 1971 Dawn was the second woman elected to the NT Legislative Council. She remained in Parliament as an Independent member until 1983 when she retired from politics. Dawn is regarded as one of the most influential women in the Top End and has been described as 'flamboyant'. Following her time as a Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, Dawn became the Director of the Northern Territory Human Rights Commission. Dawn is the mother of ALP Member of the NT Legislative Assembly Delia Lawrie.
Honours and Awards: Centenary Medal 2001
Related link: PictureNT : First Legislative Assembly members
PictureNT : Dawn Lawrie's swearing in
Centenary Medal
Australian Women's Register : Alline Dawn Lawrie
Oral history interview: Cyclone Tracy
Appears in Collections:Territory Women

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