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Nell Harrison (?–?)

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Miss N. (Nell?) Harrison, (?-?) envelope-maker, bookbinder, and trade union official 

Birth: details unknown. Death: detail unknown. 

  • Envelope maker employed by H. Jones and Co., Carlton, Victoria.
  • Joined Victorian branch of Printing Industry Employees Union of Australia in January 1927. Played important part in drafting log of claims for arbitration hearings, presenting evidence to hearings, 1936, 1940 (in support of 40-hour week claim for the Commercial Printing Trade Industry.)
  • For many years a delegate of her union on Australian Labor Party’s Central Women's Organising Committee.
  • Member of the bookbinders’ section of the union. Vice-president of Victorian branch of the PIEUA in 1946-1947. President of branch in 1947-1948. Was the first woman to hold this position.

Printing Trades Journal (PTJ), March 1947.

Additional Resources

  • profile, Westralian Worker (Perth), 25 April 1947, p 6

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