Labour Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: Use double quotes to search for a phrase

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

David Glyndur (Dini) Madders (1896–1971)

This article was published:

This entry is from People Australia

David Glyndur (Dini) Madders (1896-1971) coal miner

Birth: 12 January 1896, Howard, Queensland. Son of John Madders, miner and unionist, and Mary Jane nee Evans. Brother of Tom and Robert. Death: 18 February 1971, Maryborough, Queensland.

  • Coalminer, Burrum, Queensland.
  • During 1930s, worked briefly at Howard, where he attempted unsuccessfully to establish a union, and at Bluff and Torbanlea;
  • held positions of local check inspector, scrutineer & committeeman in Burgowan branch of Miners' Federation;
  • supported Bill Orr as general president of Miners' Federation.

P. Thomas, 1986.

Additional Resources

Citation details

'Madders, David Glyndur (Dini) (1896–1971)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 June 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


12 January, 1896
Howard, Queensland, Australia


18 February, 1971 (aged 75)
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service
Key Organisations