Maggie Deahm

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Maggie Deahm
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Macquarie
In office
13 March 1993 – 2 March 1996
Preceded by Alasdair Webster
Succeeded by Kerry Bartlett
Personal details
Born (1938-10-31)31 October 1938
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 28 December 2015(2015-12-28) (aged 77)
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of New England
Occupation Public servant, writer

Margaret Joan "Maggie" Deahm (31 October 1938 – 28 December 2015) was an Australian politician. She was an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives for the Division of Macquarie from 1993 until her defeat at the 1996 general election.

Deahm was born at Hurstville, and studied arts at the University of New England. She was a public servant from 1966 to 1987, and a freelance writer, editor and consultant from 1987 to 1992. She was a City of Blue Mountains councillor from 1991 until 1993 when she was elected to federal parliament. She served as president and secretary of the Labor Party's Katoomba branch. She was also chair of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and a member of the executive of the Local Government Women's Association from 1992 to 1993. She died in December 2015.[1][2]


  1. ^ Madigan, Damien (4 January 2016). "Tributes flow for former Macquarie MP Maggie Deahm". Blue Mountains Gazette. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Deahm, Margaret (Maggie) Joan". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Alasdair Webster
Member of Macquarie
Succeeded by
Kerry Bartlett