Tangney statue call

Patrick Gorman at Dorothy Tangney’s plaque on St George’s Terrace.

PERTH’S next statue should be of WA’s first female federal MP Dorothy Tangney, federal Perth Labor MP Patrick Gorman says.

Mr Gorman’s written to the federal government requesting funding for a Tangney statue to mark the 80th anniversary of her election in 2023.

“The election of Dame Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney was an historic occasion,” Mr Gorman wrote to PM Scott Morrison. “The first women to be members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“Tasmania has a bust of Dame Enid Lyons, however no statue exists anywhere in Australia for Dorothy Tangney.

“Dorothy Tangney was born in North Perth and lived most of her life in the Perth electorate. The Perth electorate is already home to a fitting memorial to Edith Cowan adjacent to Kings Park.”

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