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J. A. Cook (?–?)

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J. A. Cook (?-?) shearer and trade union official 

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  • Organiser for Australian Shearers' Union, Victoria, 1886. Organised 1200 members in Riverina 1886.
  • Organised down the Darling River 1887. In 1888 condemned rival Queensland Shearers' Union for allegedly failing workers by tolerating Chinese labour.
  • 1890 secretary of Adelaide branch, Amalgamated Shearers Union.

John Merritt, The Making of the AWU (Melbourne,1986.

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'Cook, J. A. (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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