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John Neale Davies (1824–1904)

Mr John Davies, a colonist of considerably over 50 years, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Towt, at Canterbury Park, yesterday in his eighty-second year. Mr Davies, who was for a great many years engineer to the Warrnambool Steam Navigation Company, was one of the pioneers of the Trades Union movement in Victoria, and was prominent in forming the Engineers' Amalgamated Society in Melbourne. Only recently he was presented at the South Melbourne Hall with an illuminated address, which had been sent out by the Amalgamated Society of Engineers of England, in recognition of his 50 years’ services to trades unionism in Victoria. Deceased leaves a grown-up family of three sons and one daughter.

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'Davies, John Neale (1824–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 June 2024.

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18 September, 1824
London, Middlesex, England


17 March, 1904 (aged 79)
Balwyn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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