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Ardagh, Richard George (Dick) (1871–1931)

Richard George Ardagh. Birth: 26 July 1871, Redjacket, Woods Point, Vic. Son of Andrew, miner/gardener, & Isabella nee Hunter; Married (1) Ellen Wilson, Walhalla, Gippsland, Vic. 1 March 1893; 3 sons, 2 daughters (2) Maud Eman, Kalgoorlie, W.A., 4 Oct 1903; 2 sons, 2 daughters; (3) Jean Hamilton Chaplin, Albany, W.A., 24 Oct 1916; 1 daughter. Death. 31 July 1931, Bayswater, W.A.

Mine engine driver, politician. Mining from early age in Victoria. 1892, union steward  Long Tunnel Mine, Walhalla, Victoria. To W.A. 1895, where employed as mine engine driver, Kalgoorlie. 1900, Chairman, Kalgoorlie Branch Engine Drivers Association; official delegate on Goldfields TLC; 1902-1910, Secretary, Goldfields TLC and Treasurer, 1910-12. Managing editor and, from 1912, business manager Westralian Worker. Active in local government in Kalgoorlie. Labor to 1917 then Nat. Trustee ALF (W.A.) Division, 1916. MLC North East Province, 22 May 1912-21, May 1924.

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Original Publication

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

Additional Resources

  • profile, Westralian Worker, 3 February 1911, p 4

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