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A plaque commemorates Dr Ellen Kent-Hughes who was the first woman elected to local government in Queensland, in Kingaroy in 1923.




Address:23 King Street, Kingaroy, 4610
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.538953
Long: 151.839764
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1923
Approx. Event End Date:1923


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 26th October, 2001
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In recognition of
Dr Ellen Kent Hughes MBE
The first woman elected to Local Government in Queensland
Kingaroy 1923
(Medical Practitioner and Alderman)

This plaque was unveiled by
Hon J I (Nita) Cunningham MP
Minister for Local Government and Planning
26th October 2001

ALGWA was formed in Canberra 1951 at the Women`s Convention convened for the Commonwealth of Australia Jubilee celebrations.

We celebrate the Centenary of the Commonwealth of Australia and the 50th anniverszary of ALGWA

Proudly supported by Kingaroy Shire Council and the Australian Local Government Women`s Association Queensland Branch Inc.



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