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Bevan, Stanley Charles (1901–1987)

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Bevan, Stanley Charles (1901-1987) timberworker and sawyer, trade union leader, parliamentarian 

Birth: 14 October 1901 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia, son of Charles Claude Bevan, bootmaker, and Caroline, née Smith. Marriage: 2 April 1934 at the Queen of Angel’s Church, Thebarton, Adelaide, to Ida Anne Agnes Conroy, music teacher. They had three childdren. Death: 19 September 1987 in Adelaide. Religion: Roman Catholic. 

  • Educated at Thebarton Street School.
  • Secretary, Miscellaneous Workers Union, 1942-52 and federal secretary 1947-56.
  • Subject to power play by New South Wales Branch and Arthur Gietzelt in 1955 and resigned when position became untenable.
  • President, SA United Trades and Labor Council, 1951-52, 1955-56.
  • President, SA Branch of the Australian Labor Party in 1952-53. Chairman, Transport Control Board, SA
  • Member of the Legislative Council of South Australia 1951-1970. Local Government, Minister for Roads and Mines, 1965-66.

CP & R??; Margo Beasley, Wharfies: the history of the Waterside Workers’ Federation, (Rushcutters Bay, 1996).

Additional Resources

  • profile, News (Adelaide), 23 October 1951, p 7

Citation details

'Bevan, Stanley Charles (1901–1987)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://labouraustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/bevan-stanley-charles-32235/text39883, accessed 27 May 2022.

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