Doris Irene Taylor

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Doris Irene Taylor (born 25 July 1901 in Norwood, South Australia — died 23 May 1968 in Adelaide, South Australia) was an Australian social services activist.[1]

As an organiser for the Australian Labor Party Taylor is credited with persuading Don Dunstan to run for the South Australian lower house seat of Norwood in 1952.[1]

Taylor initiated the Australian Meals on Wheels service in the early 1950s.[1]

The South Australian Electoral district of Taylor is named after her.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Greg Crafter (2002). "Taylor, Doris Irene (1901–1968)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 16. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "ABC Election Coverage: 2006 South Australian Election". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 April 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2013.