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James Graham (1856–1924)

Members and unionists generally will learn with regret of the death of our esteemed comrade James Graham, affectionately known as the "Father of the Association," aged 68 years. He was one of the founders of the Union, and labored hard in the cause of unity when Unions and unionists were not popular. He helped nurse the Union through its infancy, and in the days of its strength was an honored and respected member. He occupied every position at some time or another within the Federation. He was fifteen times president, and represented his Union on the Eight Hours Committee for 29 years. He was a Trades Hall Councillor, and also Federal Councillor. The greatest sympathy is felt for the bereaved family, and a sincere message of condolence was sent from the Union. The remains were interred in Coburg Cemetery, Messrs. H. Gibson, J. W. Chandler and J. B. Fryer representing the Union at the funeral. His memory will long be cherished by the members of the F.E.D. & F.A.

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'Graham, James (1856–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 April 2024.

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10 March, 1856
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland


26 August, 1924 (aged 68)
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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