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Aitken, Allan Dunlop (1889–1974)

Allan Dunlop Aitken, (1889- 1974): Born 1889 Married Lillie Alice Gill in Queensland in 1912. 1 daughter. Died 27 December 1974.

First full-time secretary of Queensland Branch, Amalgamated Postal Workers Union (APWU), holding this position from 1925-1946. Also engaged in business as a public accountant. Served as delegate to union national conferences, having been delegate to first annual conference of APWU. Assiduous in visiting outback Queensland and attentive to members’ grievances; ‘a great pioneer of post office trade unionism in Australia’.

Communication Worker, March 1975; F. Waters, 1978.

Original Publication

  • Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement 1788-1975, 2012

Citation details

'Aitken, Allan Dunlop (1889–1974)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/aitken-allan-dunlop-25436/text33798, accessed 23 October 2020.

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