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Walter Thomas Middlebrough (1852–1940)

Mr. Walter Thomas Middlebrough died at Hobart on Friday, aced 88 years. The funeral took place on Saturday at Cornelian Bay cemetery.

Mr. Middlebrough. who took a keen interest in industrial and labour movements throughout Tasmania, was a foundation member of the Workers' Education Association. In 1913 he collaborated with Dr. Albert Mansbridge in establishing a branch of the W.E.A. in Tasmania. For several years with Dr. E. Morris Miller, he was joint secretary of the association. He organised the first tutorial class held in Tasmania in 1913.

After his retirement from the W.E.A. with Mr. E. Dwyer-Gray and other prominent Tasmanians, he founded the Adult Education Group in Tasmania, and acted as secretary until a few years ago.

Mr. Middlebrough strongly supported liberal educational activities in the interests of his fellow workers, and was untiring in his efforts to advance standards of culture in Tasmania.

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'Middlebrough, Walter Thomas (1852–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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16 April, 1852
London, Middlesex, England


16 February, 1940 (aged 87)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

prostate disease

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