Adolf well remembers her impact on politics and Australian life during the 1970s. Sure, she was on the other side but she was an absolute cracker. I never realised she had represented Australia at the Empire Games.
Here's an excerpt from Malcolm Farr's obituary:-
The month of the election triumph she wrote in her diary: "What am I to do? Stay in a cage - wide open to view, of course - and say nothing? That's not on, but if I can do something good I'll certainly try."
She had soon taken on a television program and started writing a column for the Women's Day magazine. Those activities sat alongside her continued advocacy of women's rights and social issues.
She told biographer Susan Mitchell: "I came to represent all the ungainly people, the too-tall ones, the too-fat ones, and the housebound, as I had once been, who'd never get the chance to go to China or Buckingham Palace, and who experienced it through me."