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George Thomas Dupree (1871–1956)

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George Thomas Dupree, né Dupuy (1871-1956) steward, tanner, trade union leader 

Birth: 1 March 1871 in Shadwell, London, England, son of Thomas Dupuy, lighterman, and Susanna, née Roe. Marriage: 6 March 1907 at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Fitzroy, to Victorian-born Edith Eliza Johanna Manson, machinist. They had one daughter. Death: 4 November 1956 in hospital in Fitzroy, Melbourne. 

  • Worked as steward on ship, immigrating to Melbourne at time of 1889 London dock workers strike.
  • Completed apprenticeship as tanner.
  • Quickly joined Labor party, secretary to Collingwood branch, Abbottsford branch, North Fitzroy, vice-president, Northcote branch.
  • State secretary, Tanners and Curriers/Leather Dressers Union for over 40 years and for ‘many years’ federal secretary. Also secretary and competent industrial advocate to Fellmongers Union and Starch Workers’ Union.
  • 1911-12 president Melbourne Trades Hall Council, and THC delegate c. 1898-1934.
  • Cause of death: cancer.

Louis, 1968; Bongiorno, 1996; Labor, Dec 1956; Labor Call, 15 June 1911, 28 Dec 1922.

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  • retires, Labor Call (Melbourne), 1 August 1940, p 4

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