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Thomas Henry (Tom) Hogan (1871–1919)

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Thomas Henry (Tom) Hogan (1871-1919) miner, trade union official and clerk

Birth: 1871 at Benalla, Victoria, son of Irish-born parents Michael Hogan (1845-1890), a ganger, from County Clare, Ireland, and Mary, née Duggan (1845-1925), from Tipperary, Ireland.  Marriage: 1897 at Malvern, Victoria, to native-born Emily Martha Bazeley (1868-1952. They had one daughter. Death: 1 June 1919 at Leeton, New South Wales. Religion: Catholic. 

  • Had moved from Victoria moved to Broken Hill by 1901.
  • First secretary of the Barrier Social Democratic Club. Helped to secure the building for the Trades Hall. Chairman of the Trades Hall Trust in 1905.
  • Closely associated with Amalgamated Miners’ Association (AMA) “and also with the chief political executive”. Defeated by T. Gamboin for position of president of the AMA in July 1908.
  • Assisted with founding the Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill). Secretary of the Broken Hill Co-operative Meat Supply.
  • Invited Scott Bennett and Lilian Locke to Broken Hill to conduct “memorial campaigns”. In 1906 was a candidate for Sturt Ward and in 1910 for Burke ward in elections for Barrier Municipal Council.
  • Compelled to leave ‘The Hill” for health reasons, he was one of the first residents of Leeton, NSW, moving with others from the Barrier to settle on the land in August 1912.
  • Appointed justice of the peace in May 1914. Was a member of the Narandera Land Board and secretary of the Leeton Public Hospital and the Agricultural Society. Was an active member of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows at Leeton.
  • Cause of death: pneumonic influenza.

13 June 1919.

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  • photo, Irrigation Record (Leeton, NSW), 15 October 1913, p 4

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Benalla, Victoria, Australia


1 June, 1919 (aged ~ 48)
Leeton, New South Wales, Australia

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