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Millard, John (Jack) (1867–1931)

from Australian Worker

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

John Millard, who passed out at a Randwick (Sydney) private hospital during the Xmas week-end, was for many years a conspicuous and beloved figure in N.S.W. Unionistic circles. At the time of his death he was Secretary of the Builders' Laborers' Union, an organisation which he joined in Melbourne in 1887. Twenty-nine years ago he crossed the border to N.S.W., where he became State Secretary for nearly a quarter of a century. In 1911 he was elected Federal President of his old Union, and in that responsible capacity ably conducted many cases in the Arbitration Courts. Also in Melbourne and Sydney he was an A.L.P. stalwart, and, while possessing and advancing very definite opinions, always retained his popularity. A month previous to his own demise he lost his comradely, wife, and no doubt this loss hastened his end at the age of 64. Jack was a fine type, and his departure will be deplored by thousands who knew him, directly and indirectly, as a dinkum Unionist from A to Z.

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'Millard, John (Jack) (1867–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://labouraustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/millard-john-jack-32779/text40767, accessed 26 September 2022.

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