Australian Women's Register

An initiative of The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne

Skip to content

Exhibitions

  • Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Woman

  • Trove

Octoman, Janette Hannum (1879 - 1971)

MBE

Born
14 November 1879
Tumby Bay, South Australia
Died
23 October 1971
Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation
Farmer's wife, Justice of the Peace and Political candidate

Summary

Janette Octoman became a justice of the peace in Adelaide in 1927. She was elected to the state executive of the merged Liberal and Country League in 1932. In 1937 she stood for the seat of Flinders but was defeated by a local farmer. Octoman was a founding member of the Tumby Bay branch of the Country Women's Association. She stood for party endorsement three times at state level after the 1937 defeat, and once for the Senate, but was unable to win selection.

Sources used to compile this entry: Fletcher, Philippa L., 'Octoman, Janette Hannum (1879-1971)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150599b.htm.

Barbara Lemon

Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

© Copyright in The Australian Women's Register is owned by the Australian Women's Archives Project
and vested in each of the authors in respect of their contributions from 2000

http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE3738b.htm

The Australian Women's Register is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License

The Australian Women's Register is published quarterly by the Australian Women's Archives Project
ISSN 2207-3124