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Brady, Thomas Grieve (1858–1945)

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Thomas Grieve Brady (1858-1945) carpenter and trade union leader 

Birth: 24 February 1858 at Emerald Hill, Victoria, son of Dublin-born William John Brady, storeman, and Mary, née Grieve, who had been born in Wigtonshire, Scotland,  Marriage: 6 July 1885 in South Melbourne, Victoria, with Presbyterian forms, to Clara Hopkins. They had five daughters and three sons. Death: 28 June 1945 in Port Melbourne, Victoria. 

  • 1900 joined Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, Port Melbourne branch.
  • In 1906-1907 chaired large strike meetings.
  • Subsequently held practically every office in the organization. Active delegate on the management committee and for many years district organizer.
  • On amalgamation of the Progressive Carpenters and Australian Carpenters societies in 1920 went back to the trade but was re-elected a year later. In 1925 again elected acting secretary of the State management committee.
  • Retired as State secretary May 1935.
  • ‘Of the most unostentatious type’.

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