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Gustave Rudolph (Gus) Hage (1902–1981)

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Gustave Rudolph (Gus or Gustav) Hage (1902-1981) railway employee and trade union official 

Birth: 19 August 1902 at Little Swamp, Port Lincoln, South Australia, son of Carl Rudolph Hage (1880-1934), a butcher, born at Greenock, Scotland, of German ancestry, and native-born Anna Maria, née Simmons (1884-1959). Marriage: 21 January 1925 in Victoria, to native-born Gladys Maud Slater (1901-1978). They had one son. Death: 4 September 1981 at Richmond, Adelaide, South Australia, usual residence Clarence Street, Hilton, South Australia. 

  • After leaving school worked in the railways at Port Lincoln until 1937 when he was transferred to Port Pirie. Later lived at Thebarton.
  • Was a member of the Australian Railways Union (ARU) from 1917 to 1944. Withdrew to join the Australasian Transport Officers’ Federation when he became a railways salaries officer. He was Port Lincoln sub-branch secretary for two years.
  • Rejoined the ARU in August 1950. Worked as a shed foreman at the Mile End goods sheds.
  • Described as a moderate, he was elected secretary of the ARU, South Australian branch, in December 1950, succeeding A. A. Drummond. Held the position until 18 August 1967.
  • Cause of death: rupture aorta (6 hours) and atheroma of aorta (5 years).

33rd Meeting of Australian Council
, ARU, April/ May 1968

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19 August, 1902
Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia


4 September, 1981 (aged 79)
Richmond, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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