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William Patrick O'Connor (1877–1959)

by Chris Cunneen

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William Patrick O'Connor (1877-1959) coal lumper, trade union leader, alderman 

Birth: 12 December 1877 Sydney. Son of Patrick and Margaret O’Connor. Married: 1901 Sydney, Evelyn Cicely Duffy. Two sons. Died: 7 April 1959. Buried in Catholic section of Botany cemetery.

  • Secretary Sydney Coal Lumpers' Union.
  • Convicted 27 January 1910 of taking part in meeting assembled for the purpose of aiding in the continuance of a strike and sentenced to eight months hard labour.  Released from Maitland gaol 17 May 1910. Associates also gaoled: Peter Bowling, James Butler and Daniel Hutton.
  • Alderman, City Council for Labor; City Council rep. on Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board; Commissioner, Sydney Harbour Trust, 1922 

Worker, 15 March 1922 p.7 

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Chris Cunneen, 'O'Connor, William Patrick (1877–1959)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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12 December, 1877
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


7 April, 1959 (aged 81)
New South Wales, Australia

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