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Edward Charles (Ted) Roach (1909–1997)

Edward Charles (Ted) Roach

Edward Charles ‘Ted’ Roach (1909–1997), waterside worker, trade unionist, and communist, was born on 24 September 1909 at Coledale, New South Wales, second of seven surviving children of New South Wales-born parents Matthew Roach, miner, and his wife Blanche, née Kelly. The family moved to Newcastle following the victimisation of Matthew for his participation in the 1917 general strike. Ted left school at the age of thirteen and worked in a fruit-carting business started by his father. When...

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Biographical Dictionary of the House of Representatives

Biographical Dictionary of the House of Representatives project: Lives of the Men and Women of the House
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