Tina Klein Tribute

Published on Monday, 21 September 2020 at 2:10:18 PM

Sadly, Wouterina (Tina) Klein (née Huisman) OAM JP passed away recently and the Council and staff provide their sincere condolences to her husband, Jan and family.

Tina was born in 1930 in the Eastern Netherlands. Tina and Jan moved to Australia in 1954 and to Eden Hill in 1973. Tina was a Councillor from 1986, serving as Deputy Mayor for 8 years and as Mayor from 2003 to 2009, making a valuable contribution to the Town.

Tina was honoured by the Lions Club in 2005 for her commitment to the community. Tina was further honoured with an Order of Australia medal in 2010 for services to local government and the community of Bassendean and awarded a Life Membership to the Bassendean Senior Citizens Association in 2011. Tina was inducted in the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame in 2011.

A transcript an oral history interview is available on the Bassendean Memorial Library website.

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