List of the first female holders of political offices in Oceania

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Australian Capital Territory[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Northern Territory[edit]


South Australia[edit]



Western Australia[edit]


Gilbert and Ellice Islands (British colony):

Kiribati :

Marshall Islands[edit]

Federated States of Micronesia[edit]


New Zealand[edit]


Papua New Guinea[edit]

Solomon Islands[edit]




Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pacific Islands History", Queensland University of Technology, p.13
  2. ^ a b "Marshall Islands: past national woman MPs", Pacific Women in Politics
  3. ^ "FSM: past national women MPs", Pacific Women in Politics
  4. ^ a b "Nauru: past national women MPs", Pacific Women in Politics
  5. ^ Brij V. Lal, Kate Fortune. The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia. Published by University of Hawaii Press, 2000. pg 297.
  6. ^ "PNG --30 YEARS ON; The Challenges, Successes and Tragedies", Rowan Callick, Islands Business
  7. ^ New politics in the South Pacific, 1994, p.205
  8. ^ "Solomon Islands: past national women MPs", Pacific Women in Politics
  9. ^ "Solomon Islands: Women Confronting Violence", Amnesty International, p.15
  10. ^ a b "Advancing Women’s Representation in Tonga", Secretariat of the Pacific Forum
  11. ^ "Country profile: Tuvalu", The Guardian, 25 April 20098
  12. ^ a b "Hon Hilda Line", Pacific Women in Politics
  13. ^ Selwyn Arutangai, "Post-Independence Developments and Policies", in Howard Van Trease (éd.), Melanesian Politics: Stael Blong Vanuatu, University of the South Pacific, 1995, ISBN 982-02-0119-5, p.70

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