Born 1923. For many years active in trade union movement. First women vice-president of the Federation of Labour (1981-87). Founder New Zealand Child Care Association. National chairperson of the New Zealand International Year of Peace Committee, 1986, and an executive member of the World Peace Council. She served on the Nelson Hospital Board and Nelson City Council. From 1987 to 1993 she was a Labour Member of Parliament.
Citation prepared 1987