Carolyn Jakobsen

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Carolyn Jakobsen
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Cowan
In office
1 December 1984 – 13 March 1993
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Richard Evans
Personal details
Born (1947-09-11) 11 September 1947 (age 70)
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Electorate secretary

Carolyn Anne Jakobsen (born 11 September 1947) is an Australian retired politician. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, she was an electorate secretary and ministerial officer before entering politics. In 1984, she was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for the new seat of Cowan. Her election was the second time a woman had been elected to the House from Western Australia (the first was Wendy Fatin in 1983). She held Cowan until her defeat in 1993.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Cowan
Succeeded by
Richard Evans