• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1230

McLean, Jean

(1934 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 3 October, 1934, London England
  • Occupation Parliamentarian, Political activist


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.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Victorian Parliamentary Handbook / prepared by direction of the President of the Legislative Council and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, 1989
  • Thesis
    • Women in protest movements: the Women's Peace Army and the Save Our Sons Movement., Francis, Rosemary, 1984
    • A history of the Save Our Sons movement of Victoria: 1965-1973, Pauline Armstrong, 1991
  • Journal
    • S.O.S. Newsletter, [Sydney] Save our Sons movement 1965-1972, 1965-1972
  • Site Exhibition
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Records of the Save Our Sons Movement, 1965-1973 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Jean McLean, activist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

Related entries

  • Member
    • Save Our Sons Movement (1965 - 1973)
  • Related Concepts
    • Women in Politics: Australian Labor Party