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Patrick (Paddy) Malloy (1881–1956)

Patrick Malloy, whose name is a household word as a lifelong fighter for the people on the N.S.W. South Coast, died last week at the age of 75 years.

At the age of 19, he was secretary of an anti-war committee during the Boer War.

He was a secretary of the anti-conscription movement during World War I. He was active in trade union activities in the Miners' Federation, was first president of the South Coast Labor Council, and was an active organiser in South Coast ALP campaigns.

He was always to the Left in the Labor Party and strongly advocated Socialism.

He joined the Communist Party in 1940 and remained active in the Party till his death.

He rounded off a full and useful life by being active in the Old Age Pensioners' Association, which he helped form into a Commonwealth-wide organisation.

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'Malloy, Patrick (Paddy) (1881–1956)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 July 2024.

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  • Molloy, Patrick

28 April, 1881
Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland


30 September, 1956 (aged 75)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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