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Basil James (Jim) Bryan (1882–1972)

Mr. Jim Bryan died this month at the age of 91 at the Strathalbyn (SA) hospital.

He had a long record in the socialist movement as a member of the IWW, as SA secretary of the Socialist Party many years ago, and as an active trade unionist, peace fighter, and Communist.

He was a delegate to the Federal Conference of the Builders Laborers Federation, representing South Australia in 1925, and attended anti-Vietnam war demonstrations up until a few months before he died.

His militant career took him through the big struggles at Broken Hill in the 1920s and he spent time in jail as a result of his activities. His direct views about the movement, his humorous recounting of experiences and his kindness endeared him to all who knew him.

Tribune extends condolences to his family and friends.

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