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Anthony Clarence Crowhurst (1904–1980)

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Anthony Clarence Crowhurst (1904-1980) mine-worker, tool sharpener and trade union official 

Birth: 22 July 1904 at Peterborough, South Australia, son of native-born parents William Henry Crowhurst (1870-1921) and his first wife Bridget Mary, née Faulkner (1867-1906) Marriage: 1923 at Broken Hill, New South Wales, to Winifred Chlorine Roach (1904-1983). They had three daughters and one son. Death: 6 April 1980 in hospital at Broken Hill. Religion: Catholic.

  • Worked as a labourer employed at the South Mine, Broken Hill, in 1934.
  • Had joined Australian Labor Party in 1925. Elected alderman on Broken Hill City Council in November 1934. He was defeated for the position of mayor in 1936 and lost Labor preselection to be a council candidate for alderman in 1937.
  • Nominated unsuccessfully for Labor preselection for the State seat of Cobar in 1949.
  • A long-standing member of the Barrier branch of the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU), he represented the union on the Barrier ALP District Assembly, of which he was sometime president and vice-president. President of the AEU from 1930 for many years.
  • In the 1960s he was a member of the Broken Hill Water Board.
  • Cause of death: hepatic secondaries, abdominal carcinoma, probably pancreatic, chronic renal failure.

Additional Resources

  • short profile, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 30 November 1934, p 3

Citation details

'Crowhurst, Anthony Clarence (1904–1980)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 May 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


22 July, 1904
Peterborough, South Australia, Australia


6 April, 1980 (aged 75)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

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