Newcastle's Virginia Chadwick AO becomes first woman to have permanent marble bust in the Legislative Council Chamber

Madeline Link
By Madeline Link
Updated May 11 2022 - 7:24am, first published 7:18am
HONOUR: The late Virginia Chadwick AO. Photo: File

LABELLED 'Madam Lash' as the first female Opposition Whip and later the 'Iron Maiden', Newcastle's own Virginia Chadwick AO has continued to blaze a trail long after her passing - becoming the first woman to have a permanent marble bust in the Legislative Council Chamber.

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Madeline Link

Madeline Link

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Madeline Link is a journalist at the Newcastle Herald, with a focus on Lake Macquarie City Council. To keep up with my stories, follow my Twitter @madeline_link, for tips email madeline.link@newcastleherald.com.au.

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