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Jakobsen, Carolyn Anne (1947 - )

Born
11 September 1947
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation
Parliamentarian

Summary

A member of the Australian Labor Party, Carolyn Jakobsen was elected to the seat of Cowan, Western Australia in the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament in 1984. She held the seat until she was defeated at the 1993 election. In 1990 she was elected chair of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party (caucus), the first woman to occupy this position.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia

  • [Biographical cuttings on Carolyn Jakobsen]l, BIOG; National Library of Australia. Details

Rosemary Francis

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