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John William (Jack) O'Flanagan (1875–1930)

The death is reported from Sydney of Mr. Jack (“Brum”) Flanagan. Deceased, an old identity of Broken Hill, took seriously ill some months ago, and his case was hopeless right through.

The late Mr Flanagan spent many years of his life in Broken Hill. He left here soon after the war began, and since then had worked a good deal on stations, where he and Mrs Flanagan would take up positions. Between jobs they would spend periods in other places, sometimes in Sydney, where Mr Flanagan would work at various occupations.

In Broken Hill deceased worked as a miner mostly, and once he had an attack of lead, which was the main factor in his decision to leave here.

The late Mr Flanagan contributed freely to the literary columns of “Barrier Daily Truth” in the earlier days of its existence, and in later years had written many stories under the pen name of “Jack Flan”. He was a most humorous personality, and had a good knowledge of economic and political problems. He was a well read man and was one of the most class loyal in the Labor movement.

Deceased must have been about 60 years of age at the time of his death. He was an active member of the A. M. A. (now W. I. U. of A.) while in Broken Hill.

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'O'Flanagan, John William (Jack) (1875–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Flanagan, John William
  • Flan, Jack

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia


7 September, 1930 (aged ~ 55)
Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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