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Thomas Henry (Tom) Hogan (1871–1919)

The death of Mr. Thomas Henry Hogan, which look place at the Leeton Emergency Hospital last Sunday night will be received with sincere and widespread regret throughout the whole district. Mr. Hogan had been ailing from a severe cold for nearly a month past, but unhappily, he refrained from taking the precautions which experience has dictated as extremely wise to adopt in similar cases. He went abroad battling against the attack but finally was compelled to enter the hospital. There he was treated with every care and attention for several days, but unfortunately the cold had obtained so severe a hold on the system that all efforts to alleviate the attacks proved unavailing and he gradually grew worse and worse until the end. Unhappily Mrs. Hogan and their only daughter were away in Victoria and were only able to reach Leeton on Tuesday last after all was over. Mr. Hogan was fully conscious for a short time before he peacefully passed away.

The late Mr. Hogan was a favorite with all classes. Although holding determined views, which he was never afraid to proclaim on social and political matters, his advocacy of the principles which animated him was always tempered with a courteous consideration for those who might incline to contrary opinions and ideas. He was always a true liberal in thought and action, and it was this broadness of spirit which attached him to all sections of the community. The subject of this notice was an old resident of Broken Hill and played a prominent part in the political and social life of the silver city. Realising the important role that the press fills in the social and political life of any people, the late Mr. Hogan was a most active organiser in the launching of the 'Barrier Truth,' the Labor mouthpiece of the unions on the Barrier. He was one of its trustees. The paper originally appeared as a weekly, but this did not satisfy Mr. Hogan and other active spirits. They wished to see it a daily and ultimately their desires were realised. In the co-operative sphere Mr. Hogan was equally active. He became secretary of the co-operative butchery established by the workers and he only relinquished this and other lucrative positions in which he had been placed by the confidence of his fellow unionists when, for health reasons, he was compelled to leave 'The Hill.' In the Democratic Club formed at Broken Hill he also took a deep and important interest, in fact there was little occurring in the social and political life of the important centre near the S.A. border in which Mr. Hogan had not a hand.

Mr. Hogan came to Leeton in August, 1912, and his various activities during the last six or seven years are well known to the whole of the Area. Almost from its inception he was the secretary of the Leeton Public Hospital. He was a member of the Local Land Board and the Narandera Land Board and during the last twelve months he acted as secretary of the Yanco Agricultural Society. He was an active member of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows and it may be said that on the Area he displayed all the powers of organisation and energy in social and public affairs which had been his distinquishing feature elsewhere. He had reached the age of 48 years, and leaves a widow and daughter, who will have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their sad and unexpected bereavement.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Father Bossenca officiated. Members of the G.U.O.O.F. and M.U. marched in the procession to the cemetery. There was a very large attendance of the residents of the district. The funeral arrangements were directed by Mr. R. Francis.

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  • photo, Irrigation Record (Leeton, NSW), 15 October 1913, p 4

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'Hogan, Thomas Henry (Tom) (1871–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 April 2024.

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Benalla, Victoria, Australia


1 June, 1919 (aged ~ 48)
Leeton, New South Wales, Australia

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