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Donald Edmond Black (c. 1875–1945)

from Sun

"Father of the electrical trades" in NSW, Mr. Donald Black, died in a Gosford Hospital last night.

He was State secretary of the Electrical Trades Union for 37 years from 1903, and organised the union on a Federal basis.

The late Donald Black came to NSW from Scotland in 1893.

Mr. G. Anderson, president of the Labor Council, said: "Donald Black epitomised all the good in trade unionism. He was honest, loyal, and a fighter."

Mr. Justice Cantor said: "In my view the Labor movement has lost a great stalwart."

The funeral will leave Wood Coffill Ltd., corner Brown-street and Orchard-road. Chatswood, at 1.45 pm tomorrow for Northern Suburbs cemetery.

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'Black, Donald Edmond (c. 1875–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/black-donald-edmond-32260/text39918, accessed 27 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1875
Korn, Argyll, Scotland

Death

20 September, 1945 (aged ~ 70)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

stroke

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