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James Arthur Lake (1878–1928)

The death of Mr. J. A. [James Arthur] Lake in the Perth Hospital last week was a serious loss to the members of the Boot Operative Employees' Union, of which he had been secretary for some years, and the Labor Movement generally. For a long time past Mr. Lake had taken a conspicuous part in propagandist and educational work, and helped to found the Workers' Educational Union and the establishment of "The Labor Vigilance." He was unmarried, and lived with relatives at Queen's Park. Deceased was a regular delegate at Labor conferences, and had been a member of the District Council for some years. We tender to his relatives our deep sympathy.

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'Lake, James Arthur (1878–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, England


7 December, 1928 (aged ~ 50)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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