Helen Mayer

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Helen Mayer
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Chisholm
In office
5 March 1983 – 11 July 1987
Preceded by Graham Harris
Succeeded by Michael Wooldridge
Personal details
Born (1932-09-07)7 September 1932
Kaniva, Victoria
Died 7 February 2008(2008-02-07) (aged 75)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Teacher

Dorothy Helen Mayer (7 September 1932 – 7 February 2008) was an Australian politician. Born in Kaniva, Victoria, she was educated at Swinburne Institute of Technology in Melbourne and then Toorak Teachers' College, after which she became a teacher. In 1983, she was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Chisholm, defeating Liberal MP Graham Harris. It was actually her third try for the seat; she had previously stood in 1977 and 1980, and on the second occasion slashed the Liberal majority from a fairly safe eight percent to a very marginal two percent. She held the seat until her defeat in 1987. Mayer died in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Graham Harris
Member for Chisholm
Succeeded by
Michael Wooldridge