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John Alfred (Jack) Moir (1879–1955)

from Worker

We have been advised just as we go to Press of the death of Mr. J. A. [John Alfred] Moir, former manager of The Worker Newspaper Pty. Ltd. Mr. Moir died in Brisbane over the weekend. The funeral was held to-day at the Crematorium, Mt. Thompson.

A former Alderman of the Brisbane City Council, Mr. Moir was a true stalwart of the Labor Movement. He was an A.W.U. Organiser in the days when he often had to defend himself physically against those who sought to break up attempts by men to organise themselves into strength. He was a close friend of the late E. G. Theodore and together they helped to organise the North. Next week we will have a more complete statement relative to the late Mr. Moir's career. 'The Worker' expresses deep sympathy to his widow.

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Other Obituaries for John Alfred (Jack) Moir

Additional Resources

  • profile, Daily Standard (Brisbane), 8 August 1935, p 4
  • profile, Worker (Brisbane), 25 February 1946, p 6

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9 March, 1879
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


25 March, 1955 (aged 76)
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

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