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Archibald Albert (Archie) Fulton (1915–1975)

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Archie Fulton, n.d.

Archie Fulton, n.d.

Archibald Albert (Archie) Fulton (1915-1975) waterside worker and trade union official 

Birth: 17 August 1915 at Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, son of native-born William Henry Fulton (1874-1950), waterside worker, and Mary Ellen, née McGann, late Clayton (1880-1939), born at Navan, County Meath, Ireland. Marriage: 12 March 1943 at St Joseph’s Church, Hobart, to Joyce Margaret Fulton (1922-1999). They had one daughter and two sons. Death: 6 December 1975 at his usual residence, 1 Colville Street, Battery Point, Hobart. Religion: Catholic. 

  • His father was a member of the Waterside Workers’ Federation (WWF).
  • Archie was a waterside worker when he was called up for service in the Australian Military Forces on 14 August 1940. He was, however, exempted from duty from October 1941 on the grounds of his employment in an essential industry.
  • Joined WWF in February 1942. Executive member, Hobart branch. Branch secretary from 1960 to 1975. Federal councillor for Hobart branch 1964-1975, and general president of the WWF from 1968 to 1975.
  • Longstanding member of Australian Labor Party.
  • Member, Australian Apple and Pear Board.
  • From February 1947 a founding officer of the Knights Chapter of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes in Hobart.
  • Active in community affairs — Sandy Bay Football Club. Formed football and cricket clubs in Hobart branch, WWF, 1946-1947.
  • Died after a heart attack.

Maritime Worker, 7 October 1968, 16 December 1975.

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'Fulton, Archibald Albert (Archie) (1915–1975)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 June 2024.

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Archie Fulton, n.d.

Archie Fulton, n.d.

Life Summary [details]


17 August, 1915
Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


6 December, 1975 (aged 60)
Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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