- 12 Jan 1922
Carlton, New South Wales, Australia
- 5 March 2001
New South Wales, Australia
- Teacher, Volunteer and Activist
- Alternative Names
- Smythe, Jean Marie
Jean Manuel was a dedicated local activist in southern Sydney, with a wide range of voluntary and community interests. She was a Councillor on the Sutherland Shire council from 1965-80, including stints as the Deputy Shire President from 1968-71 and 1977-78 and Shire President from 1978-79. Jean was less successful in state politics, having been an unsuccessful Independent candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Woronora in 1973 and for Sutherland in 1988.