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George Longfellow Dale (1873–1946)

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

Yesterday afternoon the death occurred in Adelaide of Mr. George Dale, one of the most widely known of Broken Hill residents for very many years before he left here prior to the war. He died at his home at 22 Gilbert Street. Gilberton, Adelaide.

The late Mr Dale was born in South Australia and came to Broken Hill when a young man. He was soon a prominent figure in the Labor movement. He was an eloquent speaker and took part in quite innumerable industrial political disputes and campaigns during his long term of residence.

He was a representative of the A.M.A. (now W.I.U. of A.) on the Barrier Labor Federation and the B.D.A.A.L.P. and was on the old board of control of 'Barrier Daily Truth' when it was owned by the Barrier Labor Federation.

The late Mr. Dale wrote 'The Industrial History of Broken Hill' a concise work in which the chief events dating from the early days of the field were treated.

Mr Dale was a leading propaganda for many years of the Darling scheme and wrote and spoke frequently on that issue.

The late Mr. Dale in his latter years was a member of the Municipal Employees Union. He had been a member of  the W.I.U. of A. and the A.M.A for many years.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. Dale resided in Cobalt Street. They had one child who is now Mr. Allan Dale. Mrs. Dale was with her husband when he died.

The late Mr. Dale was approximately 80 years of age. He took a keen interest in horse racing in Broken Hill and raced various horses, including Lady Alda. His interest in both racing and public affairs continued after he retired. His health had not been good in very recent years, but his death was not anticipated to be at all near when he last visited Broken Hill, not long ago.

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'Dale, George Longfellow (1873–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia


26 September, 1946 (aged ~ 73)
Gilberton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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