Inductees 2012 - Roll of Honour - Florence Hummerston

Florence Hummerston (1890-1984)

Born in Fremantle, Florence Hummerston was the first woman elected to Perth City Council. She was on the council for 18 years until 1969 where she focused on improving food handling practices and installing electric hand dryers and incinerators in women’s rest rooms. She started the Women’s Australian National Service during World War II, which spearheaded the foundation of Wanslea Hostel for children of sick mothers two years later. She was president of the Tuberculosis Association of WA, an executive member of the Children’s Protection Society of WA. and the National Fitness Council of WA, and foundation president of the League of Home Help through which Meals on Wheels was started and was made Justice of the Peace in 1952.

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