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Darnley, Edward (Ted) (1859–1927)

Edward Darnley, n.d.

Edward Darnley, n.d.

The death occurred on Saturday last of Mr. Edward Darnley, ex-M.L.A, one of the members of the first N.S.W. Labor Party elected in June 1891.

"Ted," as he was affectionately known by by his acquaintance, was one of the four Labor men returned for Balmain which then included Leichhardt and much of what is now the Dailey Federal Electorate.

Through the party strife that arose in 1893, the movement suffered a set-back at the elections which took place the following year, and Ted Darnley was among the defeated.

Although not an aggressive speaker, he was always listened to attentively, seldom speaking unless he had something worth while to say. Had he been fortunate enough to retain his seat he would undoubtedly have developed his experience into one of the most useful and dependable members of the party.

Mr. Darnley was a plasterer by trade, and was 65 years of age at the time of his death. He was buried on Monday in Waverley Cemetery, a large number of friends assembling at the graveside, among them being Mr. Edward Riley, who was an old fellow unionist of the deceased. Many callers and messages of condolence were received by the family, and the "Labor Dally" adds one more to the memory of a good unionist and Labor supporter.

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'Darnley, Edward (Ted) (1859–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/darnley-edward-ted-32850/text40914, accessed 4 February 2023.

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