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James Collier (Jim) Hutton (1884–1948)

Mr. James Hutton, Secretary of Newcastle branch of the Shop Assistants' Union, died suddenly yesterday afternoon. He was 63.

Mr. Hutton had been secretary of the branch since 1933 when the membership totalled 300. The membership is now 3000 and the financial position has gone from one of debt in 1933 to a substantial credit balance. He was a delegate to the Trades Hall Council, seldom missing a meeting. On Monday he was re-elected secretary of the branch. He had suffered from heart trouble for some time. He was at his office as usual on Tuesday.

He is survived by a widow and a son, Mr. D. Hutton, of Albury.

The funeral will take place today, leaving St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Laman-street, at 2.30. for the Crematorium.

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'Hutton, James Collier (Jim) (1884–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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20 December, 1884
Queensland, Australia


21 July, 1948 (aged 63)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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