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John Bishop Griggs (1824–1886)

Ono of the oldest pioneers of the eight hours movement (Mr. John Bishop Griggs) died at his residence, Provost-street, Hotham, on Sunday. During his lifetime Mr. Griggs was one of the most prominent men in connection with the Trades Hall movement, and his society (the bricklayers') was one of the first to introduce the eight hours system into Victoria. For many years he occupied the position of foreman for Messrs. Peacock and Martin, contractors of this city, and assisted in the erection of many of the handsome buildings which adorn the principal streets. He invariably took a deep interest in matters affecting the trades of Melbourne, and as his advice was at all times sound and trustworthy, his death leaves a blank amongst the leaders of the trade societies which it will be hard to fill.

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'Griggs, John Bishop (1824–1886)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 June 2024.

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Elm, Cambridgeshire, England


16 May, 1886 (aged ~ 62)
North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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