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Peter John Clarke (1872–1948)

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Peter Clarke, 1933

Peter Clarke, 1933

Barrier Truth (Broken Hill, NSW), 7 September 1933, p 5

Peter John Clarke (1872-1948) hotel employee and trade union leader 

Birth: Tarlee, South Australia in 1872. Son of Patrick Clarke, farmer, and Bridget, née Torpy. Marriage: 26 May 1912 at Catholic Pro Cathedral, Broken Hill, New South Wales, to South-Australian-born housemaid Margaret ‘Marguerite’ Mary Cusack. They had two daughters and two sons. Death: 3 July 1948 at Manly, Sydney, NSW. Religion: Catholic. 

  • Educated at Catholic and public schools at Appila-Yarrowie, South Australia. Worked as a buyer of wheat and as a barman at the Commercial Hotel, Jamestown.
  • Moved to Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1909. Barman at the Globe Hotel. Managed Silver Age Hotel, Broken Hill from 1910 to 1924 (de-licensed); Worked at Austral Cafe 1924-26 (until water famine); Worked at Grand Hotel 1926-31. Was unemployed for 12 months.
  • A member of the Town Employees' Union from about 1927, was elected secretary of the union in January 1932. Credentialled to the local Australian Labor Party assembly and delegate to the Barrier Industrial Council.
  • Suspended from his union position in 1938 and left Broken Hill.
  • Cause of death: uraemia and senility.

Sources
Barrier Daily Truth
(Broken Hill), 7 September 1933.

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Peter Clarke, 1933

Peter Clarke, 1933

Barrier Truth (Broken Hill, NSW), 7 September 1933, p 5

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1872
Tarlee, South Australia, Australia

Death

3 July, 1948 (aged ~ 76)
Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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