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Ann Irene Griffiths (c. 1865–1955)

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Ann Irene Griffiths, née Byrne (1865-1955) Labor activist

Birth: c. 1865 at Young, New South Wales, daughter of Irish-born parents James William Byrne (1827-1918), a master baker, from County Westmeath, and Annie, née Haven or Havon (b.1834). Marriage: 1896 at Surry Hills, Sydney, to native-born Charles Barrows Griffiths (1864-1933) cutter and secretary of Clothing Trades Union. They had one daughter and one son. Death: 17 December 1955 in hospital at Cheltenham, Victoria; usual residence: Kent Grove, North Caulfield.

  • Came to Victoria in about 1901.
  • Prominent foundation member of Labor Women’s Central Organising Committee.
  • Cause of death: coronary occlusion and cardio vascular degeneration.

ALP Victorian Branch, Central Executive Report, 1955/6

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'Griffiths, Ann Irene (c. 1865–1955)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 July 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Byrne, Ann Irene

c. 1865
Young, New South Wales, Australia


17 December, 1955 (aged ~ 90)
Cheltenham, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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