Deposit N378 - Norm Docker Collection

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Norm Docker Collection


  • 1915 - 1954 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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(1923 - 1991)

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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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This collection contains Norm Docker’s private notes and publications collected by him as a Communist Party member and activist. It does not contain records about his activities as the Waterside Workers’ Federation official.


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Entered from deposit description on 1 September 2011




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