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Harvey, Thelma Joyce (1926–1999)

Thelma Joyce Harvey (1926-1999) tea lady, accounting machine operator and Labor Party stalwart 

Birth: 1926 in Windsor, New South Wales, daughter of Herbert Edward Jones, foreman, and Thelma, née Sly. Marriage: 3 December 1947 in Sydney to Andrew Scott Harvey, salesman (1917-2008). They had one son. Death: 19 January 1999. Religion: Anglican 

  • Worked at NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party head office in Sussex Streeet in 1971-1991 (retired), starting work as 'tea lady', employed by her friend Kath Anderson. Later worked in ALP records department, organised numerous fundraising functions for the ALP with business community and otherwise assisted party.
  • Moved with family to Campsie in the 1980s and became active member of local ALP branch and branch secretary for two years.
  • Worked for Kevin Moss in his Campsie ALP office in 1991 after retiring from NSW branch head office.
  • A keen follower of the South Sydney Rugby League (Rabbitohs) team.
  • Was a pensioner living at Campsie at her death.

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Alternative Names
  • Jones, Thelma Joyce

Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


19 January 1999
New South Wales, Australia

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