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William Henry Fulton (1874–1950)

Mr. William Fulton, one of the few surviving pioneers of the Trades Hall and Eight-Hour Day movements in Tasmania, who died on Saturday aged 78, was buried at Rokeby yesterday.

Mr. Fulton left Strahan in 1907 to join the Hobart branch of the Waterside Workers' Federation.

He was a president and vice-president of the branch.

He was a delegate to the Hobart Trades Hall Council for many years and held the office of president of the council.

Mr Fulton once held a master's certificate for river trading.

He was a life member of the Southern Tasmanian Axemen's Association, and a foundation member of the first rifle club formed in Hobart.

He was handicapper for the Waterside Workers' picnic committee for about 25 years, and was a distance runner of some repute in his early days.

Mr. Fulton is survived by his wife, six sons, and two daughters.

Among those at the funeral were the Federal president of the Waterside Workers' Federation (Mr. J. Lonergan) and the secretary of the Hobart branch (Mr. J. Wise), the president of the Hobart Trades Hall Council (Mr. White, M.H.A.), and the secretary (Mr. J. H. O'Neill), members of the Six-Hour Day Committee, and waterfront officials.

The chief mourners were Messrs. Albert, Horace, Robert, William.

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'Fulton, William Henry (1874–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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  • Fulton, William Wallace

9 April, 1874
Clarence Plains, Tasmania, Australia


27 May, 1950 (aged 76)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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