Laurie Salas

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Dame Margaret Laurence "Laurie" Salas (née Hay, 8 February 1922 – 26 January 2017) was a New Zealand women's rights and peace activist. She was born in Wellington, New Zealand.[1]

Salas was involved with the Playcentre movement, and became that organisation's first representative on the National Council of Women. Salas was a New Zealand committee member for the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, and she was also an honorary vice president of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.[1] In the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours Salas was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for community service.[2]

Salas died on 26 January 2017 in Kaori, New Zealand, aged 94.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Interview with Laurie Salas". National Library of New Zealand. 1 September 1993. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. "No. 49010". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 1982. p. 40.
  3. "Death of Dame Laurie Salas". Scoop Independent News. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.