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Helen Henrry Ogston (1873–1955)

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

Mrs. Helen Ogston, who died last week, had been a keen and active Communist for 21 years. Over 80, she still, even when ill, read the literature of the working class movement and kept closely in touch with its activities.

Whether organising the distribution of the old Workers' Weekly (forerunner of Tribune), helping the unemployed to organise, or working in other ways for peace and the working people, Mrs. Ogston always had a sure faith in the Australian people and in the coming of Socialism.

At the cremation at Rookwood on Friday, Edgar Ross gave the oration, and paid tribute to Mrs. Ogston's devoted and unselfish work.

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'Ogston, Helen Henrry (1873–1955)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 June 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

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  • Hutton, Helen Henrry

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


19 January, 1955 (aged ~ 82)
Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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