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McLean, Jean (1934 - )

The Honourable

Born
3 October 1934
London, England
Occupation
Political activist and Parliamentarian
Website
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/bioregfull.cfm?mid=36

Summary

A member of the Australian Labor Party from 1965, Jean McLean made her first attempt to gain election to the Victorian parliament in 1973 when she stood as a candidate in the Legislative Council Province of Monash at the state election, which was held on 19 May. She served in the Victorian Parliament as the Australian Labor Party member for Boronia Province in the Legislative Council from 1985-92 and then as the member for Melbourne West Province from 1992 until her retirement in 1999. Before her entry into parliament she was active in her opposition to conscription and the Australian involvement in the Vietnam War as convenor of the Save Our Sons Movement from 1965-73 and as Vice-chairperson of the Vietnam Moratorium Movement.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia

  • [Biographical cuttings on Jean McLean, activist], BIOG; National Library of Australia. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Save Our Sons Movement Records, 1965 - 1973, MS 3821; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Rosemary Francis

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