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Arthur Vincent Carroll (1886–1967)

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Arthur Vincent Carroll (1886-1967) tailor and trade union leader 

Birth: 25 May 1886 at Patricks Plains [Singleton], New South Wales, son of native-born parents Patrick Carroll (1851-1929), labourer, and Margaret Helena, née McDonald (1859-1913). Marriage: 1912 at New Lambton, NSW, to Isabel Bell (1888-1973). They had a daughter and two sons. Death: 7 February 1967 in a private hospital at Raymond Terrace, NSW. Religion: Catholic. 

  • Apprenticed to tailoring, c.1900. Joined Australian Labor Party in 1910. Was a tailor in Cessnock, then in the 1920s moved to Stockton, Newcastle, where he lived for many years.
  • Vice-president and president of the Journeymen Tailor’s Association. Elected secretary, Newcastle sub-branch, Federated Clothing Trades Employees’ Union, in 1923 and retained the post for 37 years. Experienced industrial advocate, conducting many cases before industrial tribunals.
  • Co-organised meeting in Newcastle to establish committee to support unemployed, c.1929. Active election campaigner for ALP in Newcastle area. President of ALP’s Newcastle Electorate Council.
  • Vice-president, Newcastle Trades Hall Council. President for three years during 1930s Depression.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Newcastle Hospital. President, Newcastle Ambulance Committee, representing committee on NSW Transport Board.
  • Associated with establishment of first old-age and invalid pensioners’ association in Newcastle.
  • Cause of death: myocardial infarction, arteriosclerosis and abdominal aneurysm.

, Spring 1947; Newcastle Morning Herald, 13 February 1967.

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'Carroll, Arthur Vincent (1886–1967)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 July 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


25 May, 1886
Singleton, New South Wales, Australia


7 February, 1967 (aged 80)
Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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Political Activism