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Ashmore, Edward Thomas (Ted) (1897–1976)

This entry is from People Australia

Edward (Ted) Thomas Ashmore. Birth: 1 December Dalby, Queensland. Marriage: Mary Martha Stanley, 1920. Death: 7 November 1962, Brisbane.

Self educated. Originally bush worker, served in First AIF. Joined Engineering Department, GPO, Queensland as linesman in interwar years. 1944-1962, President, Queensland Branch of Amalgamated Postal Workers Union (APWU), formerly member of union committee of management. 1957-59, General President, APWU. Delegate to ALP, Trades & Labor Council, Queensland Trade Union Congress. Attended ACTU conferences. Prominent in defeat of Industrial Groups in union. 1957, ALP Senate candidate, ‘A giant of a man physically and mentally’.

F. Waters, 1978, Postal Advocate,  21 August 1950; Nov 1968.

Original Publication

  • Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement 1788-1975, 2012

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'Ashmore, Edward Thomas (Ted) (1897–1976)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 November 2020.

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