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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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c. 1875
Korn, Argyll, Scotland


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

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