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Henry Alfred (Harry) Mitchell (1865–1925)

Mr. H. A. [Henry Alfred] Mitchell, whose body was found on the floor of a bedroom at Carlyon's Hotel, Spencer-street, City, yesterday, was well-known in union circles in New South Wales. He had been in ill-health for some time and had been receiving medical attention. His death is believed to have been due to natural causes.

Up to 10 years ago, Harry Mitchell was general secretary of the Federated Loco. Engine Drivers' Association, at Sydney Trades Hall, and on the inception of the New South Wales Arbitration Act he conducted one of the first cases. The Broken Hill Pty. Ltd., recognised his ability after having been complimented by Mr. Justice Higgins on his skill in the preparation and conduct of his cases against the employers, and he was retained by the B.H.P. as special adviser in industrial matters.

His body will be taken to Newcastle.

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Additional Resources

  • profile, Worker (Wagga, NSW), 26 November 1908, p 23
  • photo, Co-operator (Sydney), 7 October 1912, p 3

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London, Middlesex, England


10 June, 1925 (aged ~ 60)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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