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Francis James (Frank) Meyer (1905–1989)

The Victorian State Committee of the Communist Party of Australia was saddened to hear of the death of Frank [Francis James] Myer, on August 20. He was in his early 80s. As secretary of the Victorian branch of the Clerks Union in the 1940s and later, in the 1950s, through helping to establish the Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations, Frank contributed to uniting the white collar workers.

In so doing he helped to pioneer the unionisation of many people whose life style could have meant that they would be antagonistic to the labor movement.

Frank and his wife Phoebe — who died in 1975 — participated in campaigns around developing peace neighborhood networks in Northcote, Fitzroy and other northern suburbs until their retirement to the country early last decade. It took a great deal of courage and perseverance to be part of the left political movements in the 1950s and early 1960s. Both Frank and Phoebe had these qualities.

The Communist Party sends its sympathy to his son and daughters.

A memorial service will be held from 11.30am Sunday, September 24 in the Botanical Gardens, Castlemaine.

Tribune extends its condolences to Frank Myer's friends and family.

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