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George Gray Coulson (1883–1964)

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George Gray Frederick Coulson (1883-1964) labourer and trade union official 

Birth: 1883 at Sandhurst, Victoria, son of George Gray Coulson (1857-1904), a miner born in Tasmania, and his second wife Nancy Ann, née Bolton (1863-1899). Marriage: 1911 in Victoria, to Jessie Wand (1889-1964). They had one daughter and one son. Death: 21 November 1964 at Bendigo, Victoria.                  

  • 1909 joined Australian Labor Party and Federated Carters’ and Drivers’ Union as foundation member of Bendigo branch.
  • 1920 president Bendigo Trades Hall Council and became oldest union delegate.
  • Secretary Bendigo branch of Australasian Meat Industries Employees’ Union from 1937, district secretary Transport Workers’ Union for 17 years, also secretary of Bendigo branches of Food Preservers’ Union for 39 years, as well as Storemen and Packers Union.
  • Actively involved in Bendigo community affairs, past president and oldest member of Australian Natives’ Association.

Sources
The Food Preserver
, February 1965; Meat Employees Journal, November-December 1964.

Citation details

'Coulson, George Gray (1883–1964)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://labouraustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/coulson-george-gray-33163/text41370, accessed 20 May 2024.

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