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Arthur Biggers (1873–1949)

by Chris Cunneen

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Arthur Biggers (1873-1949) coalminer, trade union leader, auctioneer, community leader 

Birth: 18 July 1873 at Grenfell, New South Wales, son of Frederick Joseph Biggers (1842-1894), an English-born miner, and native-born Elizabeth Annie, née Bartholomew. Marriage: 1898 in Newcastle, New South Wales to Scottish-born Jane Lessels (1877-1954). They had four sons and one daughter. Death: 24 October 1949 at Cessnock, New South Wales Religion: Anglican.

Associated with: Australian Labor Party, Committee of Management, Colliery Employees Federation

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Chris Cunneen, 'Biggers, Arthur (1873–1949)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 July 2024.

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  • Biggars, Arthur

Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia


24 October, 1949 (aged ~ 76)
Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia

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