Nancy Eileen BUTTFIELD
Also known as: née Holden, Dame Nancy Buttfield
Born: 12 November 1912
Died: 4 September 2005Special Achievements:
1955 - First South Australian women to be elected to Australian Parliament.
1 January 1972 - Appointed the Order of the British Empire (Dames Commander), for political and public services.
With the support of Prime Minister, R. G. Menzies, she became the first women to drink at the male-only members bar, in Old Parliament House.Additional Information:
Daughter of Sir Edward HOLDEN, after whom the Holden car was named.
Established Dame Nancy BUTTFIELD Prize for embroidery.
1955 - Spent 17 years in the Senate as State MP and was Supreme Court Judge.
Image - Dame Nancy Buttfield
Description: Portrait of Nancy Buttfield Date: 1945 Source: Original publication: 1945, SLSA Portrait Collection Immediate source: https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+60788 Author: State Library of South Australia (Life time: n/a) Permission: It is an image taken before 1 January 1955. According to the NLA "https://www.communications.gov.au/documents/duration-copyright", all images published in Australia before 1 January 1955 are out of copyright. Licensing: This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
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(1991, Autumn). Inspirations. The Dame Nancy Buttfield Embroidery Prize. Handmade, 4.
Hackett, Peter. [cut off] woman MP ‘ignored’ by conference. The Advertiser. October 11, 1996:page unknown.
Atkey, Rae. Where are they now?. Sunday Mail. September 21, 1997:162.
State’s first federal female MP dies. The Advertiser. September 9, 2005:30.