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Sullivan, Mary Jane (Minnie) (1871–1934)

With the death at her home in Waters Street, Camperdown, on Saturday morning of Mrs. C. [Mary Jane] Sullivan, at the age of 63, the Labour Movement has lost one of its most colorful personalities and ardent supporters.

Mrs. Sullivan, who was a J.P., was born at Wagga Wagga, and was the first woman president of the women's branch of the A.L.P. after the franchise had been extended to women.

For many years she was closely associated with her daughter, Mrs Browett, with the Surry Hills branch of the A.L.P., and was a delegate to the Women's Central Organising Committee. Mrs. Sullivan was particularly proud of the fact that her husband held No. 1 ticket in the A.W.U.

The funeral will leave her home at 2 o'clock to-day for the Botany Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • profile, Labor Daily (Sydney), 30 November 1929, p 8

Citation details

'Sullivan, Mary Jane (Minnie) (1871–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/sullivan-mary-jane-minnie-32921/text41009, accessed 9 February 2023.

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