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Thomas Henry Garraway (1871–1909)

There were many sympathetic references at the Sydney Labor Council to the late Mr. Thomas Garraway, President of the Sydney Rockchoppers and Sewer Miners' Union, who died at the Coast Hospital as a result of an attack of enteric fever. Deceased was the most prominent figure in the recent strike of Rockchoppers, and it will be remembered that after openly defying the Industrial Disputes Act, he refused to pay the fine imposed, and, with other loyal Unionists, went to jail. On that occasion his straightforward manly bearing was praised by the judge. A staunch and popular Unionist, his comrades deplore his loss. Poor Garraway's death supplies further proof, if it were wanted, of how short-lived are the men who follow the unhealthy calling of sewer mining. He leaves a widow and two children. The Council has forwarded a letter of condolence to his widow.

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'Garraway, Thomas Henry (1871–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 June 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Garroway, Thomas Henry

16 September, 1871
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia


4 January, 1909 (aged 37)
Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

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