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Florence Anderson (1871–1949)

from Argus

Mrs Florence Anderson, an outstanding worker for the Labour movement for 35 years, died yesterday at her home in Smith st, North Richmond.

As secretary of the Miscellaneous Workers' Union she was the only woman trade union secretary in Australia.

She retired in 1946, but continued to represent the union on the Trades Hall Council until her death.

Mrs Anderson was a vigorous advocate for women workers, and appeared on their behalf before many wages tribunals.

The funeral will leave St John's Church, East Melbourne, at 10am today, for the Burwood Cemetery.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Meyer, Florence

17 February, 1871
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia


18 December, 1949 (aged 78)
Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Key Organisations
Political Activism