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Arthur Elliott Conn (1873–1929)

With regret is announced the decease of Mr. Arthur Conn, formerly of the Cairns Post linotype operating staff, and a pressman of a lifetimes experience. Mr. Conn passed away, at the Cairns District Hospital, at which institution he had been an inmate during some months. He was a North Queenslander, and spent his youth in Townsville. He was apprenticed to the printing trade and was employed on the Townsville Bulletin, under Mr. Joseph Sharpe, now engineer, on the Cairns Post staff. Mr. Conn subsequently proceeded to New Zealand, and later to Victoria, where he continued to ply his calling. He returned to the Far North several years ago and was operating a machine on the Post when he entered the hospital. His parents and his brothers and sisters were well-known in Townsville, where one brother, George, was, at one time town clerk. Another brother is said to reside at Charters Towers.

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March, 1929 (aged ~ 56)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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