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Henry Leigh (Harry) Denford (1887–1968)

Harry [Henry Leigh] Denford who died in Sydney recently in his 80s, was one of the earliest members of the Communist Party in Australia. He was the party's secretary in 1923-24, being then succeeded by Mr. Tom Wright. He was one of the candidates when the party first contested a parliamentary election in its own name, in the 1925 NSW State election. He later became prominent in the ALP, and an organiser in the Ironworkers' Union, and was then a member of the Milk Board until retirement.

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  • profile, Workers' Weekly (Sydney), 8 May 1925, p 1

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'Denford, Henry Leigh (Harry) (1887–1968)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/denford-henry-leigh-harry-33350/text41650, accessed 25 February 2024.

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