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Robert John (Bob) Cassidy (1880–1948)

Robert John (Bob) Cassidy

Cassidy, Robert John (Bob or ‘Gilrooney) (1880-1948) journalist, poet and labour activist Birth: 18 December 1880 at Coolac, New South Wales, son of Stephen Cassidy (1848-1897), a carpenter and miner, born at Derry, Galway, Ireland, and native-born Rose, née Dominick (1854-1897). Marriage: 29 May 1926 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Randwick, Sydney, to native-born Lucy Maria Sullivan (1878-1958), nurse and Labor activist. They had no children. Death: 26 September 1948 at Waverley,...

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