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Leonard Garfield Haigh (1887–1953)

Leonard Haig, n.d.

Leonard Haig, n.d.

The death occurred yesterday afternoon of Mr L. G. [Leonard Garfield] Haig after an illness lasting four days short of 12 months. He was chairman of the Rockhampton Hospital's Board and district secretary of the Australian Meat Industry Employees' Union.

Mr. Haigh was a keen and energetic worker and took an active interest in public affairs, which led him into close contact with many progressive moves in the city. He served for many years as alderman on the City Council and was chairman of the Capricornia Regional Electricity Board in its early stages as an operating authority.

During his illness Mr Haigh was an inmate of the General Hospital.

The funeral will move from St Joseph's Cathedral at 4 o'clock this afternoon for the North Rockhampton Cemetery.

Reference to the death of Mr Haigh was made at the meeting of the Rockhampton Trades and Labour Council last night.

Mr M Fitzgerald (ÀMIEU) said Mr. Haigh was held in the highest esteem by both employers and employees and always was the servant of his fellow unionists. His passing would leave a void in the trades union movement and political life of Rockhampton.

(Mr Haigh had been district secretary of the AMIEU since July, 1924).

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14 October, 1887
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England


16 February, 1953 (aged 65)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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