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John James (Jack) Martin (1895–1970)

With regret, Tribune announces the death of Jack Martin on October 12 at Fairy Meadow, on the NSW South Coast, where he was widely known and had given a lifelong service to trade union and community affairs.

For many years until his retirement in 1955, he was president of the South Bulli Miners' Lodge, and he served on the leading bodies of the Miners' Federation.

He was a foundation member and former president of the Wollongong Workers Club.

All movements for improving conditions for the people received his support. This led to his election as an alderman on North llawarra Shire Council — the first Communist alderman in the district.

On a number of occasions he stood as a Communist Party candidate in the State elections, and he came close to winning the Bulli seat in the early forties.

A large and representative gathering attended the funeral, where tributes were paid to Jack Martin by Mr. Edgar Ross and Mr. Bill McDougall.

Tribune extends deepest sympathy to his widow.

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Additional Resources

  • profile, Tribune (Sydney), 27 April 1944, p 3
  • profile, Tribune (Sydney), 21 February 1947, p 6

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'Martin, John James (Jack) (1895–1970)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/martin-john-james-jack-34439/text43233, accessed 18 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

July, 1895
Cleator, Cumbria, England

Death

12 October, 1970 (aged 75)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

Parkinson's

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