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Alice Annie Hogarth (1885–1961)

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Alice Annie Hogarth, née Young (1885-1961) community and political activist and Communist

Birth: 1885 at Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, daughter of Thomas Young (1858-1921), mineral clerk, and Eliza, née Bibbins (1856-1919). Marriage: 29 January 1906 at Middlesbrough to John William (Jack) Hogarth (1883-1948), a cabinet maker, born at Brotton, Guisborough, Yorkshire. They had two sons. Death: 1 May 1961 at Cottesloe, Western Australia. Religion: Anglican.

  • Described as a “day girl domestic” at Middlesbrough in 1901 census.
  • Arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia, with her husband and eldest son in November 1912.
  • Australian Labor Party activist at Maylands and Cottesloe. In the 1910s she was active in community projects such as Mt Kerry home.
  • In 1920 was a founder member of the Communist Party of Australia in WA.
  • President and secretary of WA Organisation of Labor Women in the 1920s.
  • Jack Hogarth was elected president of the Metropolitan Council of the ALP in 1923. In a biographical column on him, his wife was described as “almost as indefatigable as her husband . . . her interest in . . . the Labor Movement is an inspiration to all who come in contact with her.
  • Cause of death: coronary occlusion (immediate), coronary sclerosis (2 to 3 years) and generalised arteriosclerosis (5 years).

Sources
Battye Library, Biographical Index; Justina Williams, The First Furrow (Perth, 1976).

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'Hogarth, Alice Annie (1885–1961)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hogarth-alice-annie-34139/text42821, accessed 22 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1885
Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, England

Death

1 May, 1961 (aged ~ 76)
Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Occupation
Political Activism