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Armfield, Thomas Gummersal (Tom) (1851–1931)

Thomas Gummersal Armfield. Birth: 1851, Suffolk, England, son of George Armfield, farmer, & Rachel Louie, née White. Married: Margaret Theresa Campbell. 1 son, 2 daughters. Death: 21 April 1931, Kogarah NSW.  Church of England.

Coachsmith and politician. Arrived South Australia c, 1852. 1864, Melbourne, coachsmith. 1879, formed Coachmakers’ Union; 1885-89, President, Secretary and delegate. 1889, arrived NSW. 1904, Secretary, Sydney Branch of Coachbuilders Union. Occupied presidential chair of Sydney Trades and Labor Council. 1912, arrived Bundaberg; President, Workers’ Political Organisation, Bundaberg. ALP MLA, Queensland, Musgrave, 22 May 1915 – 9 October 1920. Contested Buranda,1920 and East Toowoomba, 1923. Returned to Sydney, 1926

Waterson; Australian Worker, 29 April 1931.

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

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'Armfield, Thomas Gummersal (Tom) (1851–1931)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/armfield-thomas-gummersal-tom-25587/text33898, accessed 5 August 2020.

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