Egerton, John Afred Roy

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Egerton, John Afred Roy

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1918 - 1998


Egerton was born on 11 March 1918 in Emerald, Qld. In 1943 he was State Secretary, Queensland, Boilermakers' Union. Then held positions as Union Executive, Boilermakers' Union (1951-1966); President, Queensland Trades & Labour Council (1967-1974); Member, Federal Executive, Australian Council of Trade Unions (1970); Senior Vice President, Australian Labor Party (1972). He was elected alderman, Gold Coast City Council (1979-1985) and at one time was Deputy Mayor. On 12 June 1976 he was knighted for his contribution to the trade union movement. Egerton died in his Gold Coast residence on 21 December 1998.



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Entered from deposit description on 1 September 2011




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Biographical cuttings, National Library of Australia, Bib ID 344370

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