• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4162

Hearn, Jean Margaret

(1921 – 2017)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 30 March, 1921, Launceston Tasmania Australia
  • Died 20 November, 2017, Tasmania Australia
  • Occupation Civil celebrant, Parliamentarian


A member of the Australian Labor Party, Jean Hearn served as a Senator for Tasmania in the Senate of the Australian Parliament from 1980 until the expiration of her term in 1985, when she retired.

Her first husband died in 1944 in a prisoner of war camp in Java, an event that sparked Jean Hearn’s life-long commitment to pacifism. She established the Tamar Community Peace Trust in 2015, seeking to promote a non-violent approach to conflict resolution.

Jean Hearn passed away in 2017.

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Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Jean Hearn, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

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