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Francis Patrick (Frank) Gibney (1864–1938)

Mr. Frank Gibney, whose association with the Melbourne Trades Hall Council is one of the longest on record, both in years and in service, died in St. Vincent's Hospital yesterday, after a brief illness. Until his retirement at the end of last year Mr Gibney, who was 74 years of age, had represented the Coach Makers' Union on the Trades Hall Council since 1800. He served as secretary, State president and Federal president of that union. In 1906-1907 he was a member of the Apprenticeship Commission. He was also one of the first trustees of the Political Labor Council, a body which preceded the formation of the Australian Labor party. His association with the Eight Hours movement was marked historically by his presidency of the Eight Hours Committee in 1906, the jubilee year. Mr. Gibney was a member of the Railways Classification Board in 1917. Recently he was associated with Mr. Moloney, M.P., in the movement to erect a memorial at Parliament House to the late Mr. G. M. Prendergast. M.L.A. The funeral will leave Tobin's chapel, Racecourse and Flemington roads, at 11 a.n. today for the Fawkner cemetery.

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'Gibney, Francis Patrick (Frank) (1864–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 May 2024.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia


12 April, 1938 (aged ~ 74)
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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