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George Alfred Jones (1867–1938)

from Labor Daily

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. George Alfred Jones, aged 71 years, a former labor stalwart and one-time member of the Legislative assembly. He was first elected to Parliament as representative for the old Gwydir electorate in 1904, and held that seat until 1910.

Born at Inverell, the late Mr. Jones was a printer by trade, and held many prominent positions in the old Labor Movement, which was then known as the Political Labor League, and was elected secretary of the League in 1897.

He also held the position of secretary of the Parliamentary Labor League, president of the Typographical Association, and president of the Printing Trades Federal Council. He was also an ex-president of the Sydney Labor Council. He was a prominent member of the Petersham, Cronulla, and Victoria Park Bowling Clubs.

He is survived by one daughter and one son. His wife predeceased him 10 years ago.

The funeral will leave Hartley's Funeral Parlors, Crown Street, at 11 a.m. to-day for Rookwood Crematorium.

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  • presentation, Worker (Wagga, NSW), 30 June 1900, p 2
  • photo, Sydney Mail, 3 December 1913, p 29

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Life Summary [details]


29 January, 1867
Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia


8 April, 1938 (aged 71)
Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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