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Thomas (Tom) Aikens (1900–1985)

Thomas (Tom) Aikens

Thomas (Tom) Aikens: Born 28 April 1900, Hughenden Qld; son of John, teamster, and Emily Wilkinson; married 16 February 1921 to Margaret Ann Myers; one daughter; no religion.  Educated Charters Towers state and high schools; cleaner, fireman, driver Qld Railways, Cloncurry, transferred to Townsville for political  activism, 1930; State councillor and delegate Australian Railways Union and secretary Cloncurry branch; patron Townsville Trades & Labor Council; active in singing...

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2 October 2014

Leichhardt map

Check out the ADB's new digital map of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington in 1844-45
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1 August 2014

Biography Footnotes

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