Sen. Tangney, who has just returned from Brisbane, was a fellow passenger of the Greek woman on a previous trip East from Perth.
This is the poem the Senator has received:
A face from picture of Watteau/Vivacious, sweet, and pretty;
A plumpish figure in a smart manteau,/A mind charming, quick, and witty.
A heart like shining gold,/Pure, merciful, and just;
Small hands that deftly hold/The law, the power and the trust
With grace and courage bold./She challenge will and-dare,
And wants the truth prevail/Such is Australia’s fair
First Senator female!
- TANGNEY, Dame Dorothy Margaret (1907–1985). Senator for Western Australia, 1943–68 (Australian Labor Party)