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Thompson Green (1861–1945)

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

Mr. Thompson Green former member of Parliament, died on Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs W. L. Sellars Erindale at the age of 84.

Born in Glasgow, where he served his apprenticeship as a boilermaker, Mr Green arrived in Sydney in 1886, and came to Adelaide four years later. He was engaged as a boilermaker at Islington Workshops from 1895 until he was elected as a member for Port Adelaide in the House of Assembly in 1910. He represented West Torrens from 1915 to 1918. He was secretary of the Boilermakers' Society for 20 years and one-time president of the Trades and Labor Council.

Mr Green was Mayor of Thebarton for four terms. He represented Thebarton Council on the Metropolitan County Board for eight years. In addition to Mrs Sellars, three children su(?) Mrs R. S. Scrutton (Port Pirie), and Messrs. W. Alan Green (town clerk of Perth) and D. M. Green (Reade Park).

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'Green, Thompson (1861–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 July 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


26 January, 1861
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


1 July, 1945 (aged 84)
Erindale, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (bladder)

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