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James (Jim) Murison (1889–1957)

Jim Murison, who took a very prominent part in the Labor movement in Nth Queensland from 1929 till 1956 recently passed awav.

Jim was born in Scotland and first worked as a clerk in the Queensland Railways.

Around 1925 he became District Secretary of the ARU in Townsville. He took over the job from Bill Morrow and held it till his retirement in 1956.

He was a member of the ARU Australian Council and a Senior Vice President. He held important positions in the Townsville Labor Council and many times represented the union at Queensland and ACTU Congresses.

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  • photo, Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne), 30 November 1933, p 36

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25 December, 1889
Forres, Moray, Scotland


16 November, 1957 (aged 67)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (brain)

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