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Robert George Large (1871–1947)

Mr. George Large, of Croydon-road, Surrey Hills, secretary of the Operative Bakers' Union for 39 years, and a delegate to the Trades Hall Council for more than 40 years, died yesterday. He was aged 77 years.

Mr. Large, who was a member of the Operative Bakers' Union for more than half a century, was a member of the first Trades Hall disputes committee, and a member of the Anti-Sweating League. He was largely responsible for the establishment of the wages board system in Victoria, and his union was the first to come under it. He was also a director of the Industrial Printing and Publicity Co. for many years. Mr. Large, who retired from his secretaryship two years ago, had been in poor health for some time. He is survived by a married daughter. The funeral will leave H. J. R. Lewis's chapel, Johnston-street, Fitzroy, on Monday afternoon for Coburg cemetery.

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George Large, 1909

George Large, 1909

Labor Call (Melbourne), 22 April 1909, p 15

Life Summary [details]


29 October, 1871
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


5 September, 1947 (aged 75)
Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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