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George Cluny McPherson (1881–1953)

One of the oldest trade union officials in Victoria died yesterday. He was Mr. George McPherson, secretary of the Fuel and Fodder Union.

Mr. McPherson collapsed in the city yesterday morning and died later at Prince Henry's Hospital.

He was president of the Melbourne Trades Hall Council from 1920 to 1921 and had been union secretary since 1911.

Mr. McPherson, who was aged 72, was a former mayor of Preston and the first Labor councillor of Preston council.

He was a widower, and leaves a married daughter and son. The funeral will leave Joseph Allison Pty. Ltd., Carlisle Street, Balaclava, for the Preston cemetery.

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'McPherson, George Cluny (1881–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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8 May, 1881
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


12 October, 1953 (aged 72)
South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

brain hemorrhage

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