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Surname: BEST
Given Names: Amelia Martha
Title and Honours: Miss, MBE 1956
Date and Place of Birth: 29 April 1900 - Lower Barrington, Tasmania
Date of Death: 14 November 1979

House of Assembly: (1) 19 February 1955 (2) 24 November 1958
Electorate: Wilmot (Lyons)
Party: Liberal
Positions Held:
Date of Departure: (1) 13 October 1956 (2) 2 May 1959
Reason for Departure: (1) Defeated. (2) Defeated.

Comments: One of first two women elected to House of Assembly (Mabel Miller was the other). Re-elected by recount on resignation of Charles Best.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 521

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.
Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.
Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968.
Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.
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