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Mallon, Patrick John (Jack) (1904–1970)

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Patrick John (Paddy) Malone (c.1904-1970) trade union official

Birth: 7 March 1904, Derrycrin, Tyrone, Ireland. Partners: Doris Helena Banfield and Kathleen Mary O'Sullivan. He had no children.  Death: 14 October 1970, Melbourne.

  • State Secretary, Victorian Builders Labourers’ Federation, 1941-c.1970; Member, Federal Council for similar period;
  • Member, Communist Party of Australia (CPA), c.1941–1963; Member, Central Committee CPA, c.1956-1963; Resigned from CPA for helping establish and lead CPA (Marxist-Leninist), which claimed allegiance with China in contrast to Russia’s policy of peaceful coexistence with the West, 1963 and caused schism within the CPA;
  • Secretary, ALP Nagombie branch for 30 years.

John Playford, Doctrinal and strategic problems of the Communist Party of Australia, 1945-1962, PhD thesis, ANU, 1962, p.426; Merrifield Card Index; Herald (Melbourne), 13? Jun. 1963, 3 Sept. 1964; Sun (Melbourne), 28 Mar. 1964?, 15 Oct. 1970; Age, 15 Oct. 1970 p.4

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'Mallon, Patrick John (Jack) (1904–1970)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 May 2022.

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  • Malone, Patrick John

7 March, 1904
Derrychrin, Tyrone, Ireland


14 October, 1970 (aged 66)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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