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Ramsay Robert (Bob) McKillop (1857–1926)

Ramsay McKillop, 1889

Ramsay McKillop, 1889

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Robert Ramsay McKillop at his home, "Braeside", Wilson Street, Harbord. He was born at Stirling, Scotland, in 1857, whence he migrated to India with his parents, and where he received his early education.

On his arrival in Australia Mr. McKillop became closely identified with the Labor movement. He will be remembered by his association with the late Mr. E. W. O'Sullivan. Mr. Sam Smith, and Mr. Andy Kelly.

Deceased was one of the founders of the Sydney Wharf Laborers and Coal Lumpers' Union. For many years he was the organiser for Barrier Miners' Association, and later assisted in the formation of the "Daily Post" newspaper. He was also president of the Sydney Trades and Labor Council, and was a prominent figure in the maritime strike of 1890.

On the political field Mr. McKillop was narrowly defeated by Mr. Harry Levien a quarter of a century ago for the old Quirindi electorate. He is survived by two sons and one daughter. Mr. Arthur McKillop being a very active member of the Tramway Employees' Union, and for many years a representative of that organisation on the Trades and Labor Council.

The funeral will leave Waugh's funeral parlors, Manly, at 2.30 p.m. to-day for Manly cemetery.

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Ramsay McKillop, 1889

Ramsay McKillop, 1889

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24 April, 1857
Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland


1 March, 1926 (aged 68)
Harbord, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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