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Sarah Maud Kenna (1862–1933)

At the age of 71, Maud Kenna died at Newtown, Sydney, last Saturday. Until a few years ago she was an enthusiastically-active worker in the Labor Movement, and what now seems like long ago she was associated with the late Harry Holland in the formation of the N.S.W. Tailoresses' Union. Also, she was amongst the inspired and plucky few who formed the first branch of the A.L.P. at Annandale. The deceased lady was a fine idealist, but was ever cognisant of the truth that idealism requires much hard work to transform it into practical and beneficial facts.

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  • Mitchell, Sarah Maud

20 June, 1862
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia


11 November, 1933 (aged 71)
Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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