Docker, Norm

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Docker, Norm

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1923 - 1991


Norm Docker was born in 1923 in Sydney. He attended Maroubra Bay Public School and then Sydney Boys High. He originally worked as a NSW country organiser for a number of different Unions. He was also an active communist and a member of the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist). In April 1951 he was appointed Industrial and Research Officer for the Waterside Workers Federation. In 1968 he was appointed to the position of Acting General Secretary and in 1974 the title was changed to Assistant General Secretary. In May 1983 on retirement of C H Fitzgibbon, Docker was elected General Secretary of the Federation, a position he held until his resignation on 15 July 1984. Docker died from leukemia on 29 May 1991.



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Entered from deposit description on 1 September 2011




Margo Beasley, Wharfies: The History of the Waterside Workers Federation, Halstead Press, 1996.

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