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Patrick (Pat) McHenry (1896–1965)

Pat McHenry, well-known secretary-manager of the Sydney Trade Union Club, passed away on August 4. A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral on August 6.

Pat McHenry had a long and distinguished record in the Labor movement, having been South Coast secretary of the Ironworkers' Union and later State secretary and Federal vice-president.

He was a loyal member of the Communist Party of Australia from the time he joined in the early 'thirties until his death.

The funeral oration was given by Mr. E. Thornton.

Tribune extends its condolences to his widow and family.

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Additional Resources

  • photo, Workers' Weekly (Sydney), 10 January 1939, p 1
  • is to visit America, Tribune (Sydney), 2 April 1946, p 7
  • photo, Newcastle Morning Herald (NSW), 10 May 1950, p 5

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'McHenry, Patrick (Pat) (1896–1965)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Cleator, Cumbria, England


4 August, 1965 (aged ~ 69)
Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (lung)

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