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Thomas Francis (Tom) Hynes (1872–1945)

Former Mayor and Labor alderman, Mr. Thomas Francis Hynes died at his residence, 213 Pell Lane, Railway Town, last night at the age of 73 years.

Born at Athlone, Roscommon, Ireland, on August 8, 1872. Mr. Hynes came to Australia in 1900 and later settled in Broken Hill.

After 12 months in the employ of the Silverton Tramway Co., Mr. Hynes went to work on the mines. He was placed on compensation in 1928, and had led a fairly active life until some weeks ago. For the past week Mr. Hynes had been in a serious condition, although he rallied on several occasions.

For many years Mr. Hynes had been associated with the Labor movement in Broken Hill and was an office bearer in the old A.M.A. (now W.I.U.) and A.L.P. He was elected to the City Council as a Labor alderman at a by-election on March 12, 1912. Mr. Hynes served several terms as Mayor.

Other bodies with which Mr. Hyne was connected included the Eight Hours Day Committee, Compensation Association, St. Patrick's Day Committee, H.A.C.B.S. (Sacred Heart Branch), Holy Name Society and Ambulance Trust.

A widow, five sons (Messrs. Matt. Tom, Eddie (AIF), Terry (AIF), and Jim), and one daughter (Mrs. J. J. Brown) survive.

Arrangements for the funeral are being made by Mr. Norman Woodman, but these are being held up pending word of the whereabouts of Sgt. Terry Hynes, who left Bougainville four days ago when advised of his father's serious condition. Warrant-Officer E. Hynes (AIF) arrived by train this morning.

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Additional Resources

  • photo, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 15 February 1913, p 5
  • short profile, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 31 December 1924, p 2

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'Hynes, Thomas Francis (Tom) (1872–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 May 2024.

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8 August, 1872
Roscommon, Ireland


17 August, 1945 (aged 73)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

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