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Amor, John (Jack)

John (Jack) Amor,  Birth ? Death?

Shearer, Queensland. During 1894 pastoral strike, led group of militant strikers, including James Martin, camped near Five Mile Creek strike camp, Ayrshire Downs; probably responsible for burning seven woolsheds in vicinity; assaulted strike-breaker at Oondooroo July 1894, then disappeared, leaving Martin in charge of gang. Wanted for questioning over arson case (with £3,000 reward offered for his apprehension); went under assumed name to William Lane's Cosme settlement, Paraguay. 1897, left for Argentina with wife of fellow colonist, William Mabbott. Worked as stevedore in Bahia Blanca. Killed in wharf accident.

G. Souter, 1968; S. Svensen, 1989.

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

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'Amor, John (Jack) (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/amor-john-jack-25498/text33841, accessed 22 September 2019.

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