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Ashton, George Corbett (1860–1918)

This entry is from People Australia

George Ashton. Birth: 1860, Lancashire, England. Marriage: 2 sons. Death: 19 May 1918, Woollahra, NSW.

Organising Secretary of Operative Stonemason’s Society with annual salary of £20.  Society had only 35 financial members when he joined, substantially increased membership during term of office. 1908-1918, General Secretary Local Government Employees Union, taking ‘active part in building up one of the most successful Labor combinations in the South Pacific’.

The Counsellor, 1 June 1918; No. 2, 1978

Original Publication

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

Citation details

'Ashton, George Corbett (1860–1918)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 September 2020.

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