Liz Andrew

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Liz Andrew
Andrew in 1976
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Sanderson
In office
19 October 1974 – 12 August 1977
Preceded byDivision created
Succeeded byJune D'Rozario
Personal details
Born(1948-02-28)28 February 1948
Border Town, South Australia
Died12 April 1993(1993-04-12) (aged 45)
Adelaide, South Australia
Political partyCountry Liberal Party

Elizabeth Jean Andrew (later Andrew-Oates; 28 February 1948 – 12 April 1993) was an Australian politician. She was a Country Liberal Party member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1974 to 1977, representing the suburban Darwin electorate of Sanderson. She served as Executive Member for Education and Community Services and Executive Member for Education and Law in the ministry of Dr Goff Letts.

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Years Term Electoral division Party
1974–1977 1st Sanderson Country Liberal

Andrew was born in Border Town, South Australia, and was educated at Western Teachers College and the University of Adelaide. She moved to Darwin in 1973, and taught variously at Gillen, Katherine and Wagaman before her election to the Legislative Assembly in 1974 at the age of 26. She was unexpectedly defeated by Labor candidate June D'Rozario in 1977, and returned to teaching at Howard Springs and then Parap. She was appointed Administrator of the Northern Territory Arts Council in 1980 and served as general secretary of the Country Liberal Party until 1983. She left the Northern Territory for Canberra in 1986 when her navy officer husband received an interstate posting.[1][failed verification][2]

She was diagnosed with cancer in 1989 and died in 1993 at the age of 45.[2]


  1. ^ "A tribute to the memory of Mrs Elizabeth Andrew-Oates". Territory Stories. 18 May 1993. hdl:10070/94378.
  2. ^ a b "Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 18 May 1993". Territory Stories. 18 May 1993. hdl:10070/279497.
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Division created Member for Sanderson
Succeeded by