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George Arthur Hudson (1884–1958)

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George Arthur Hudson (1884-1958) plasterer and trade union official

Birth: 1884 at Lewisham, Sydney, and registered as Arthur George, son of native-born parents Thomas Hudson (1849-1919), farmer, and Mary Elizabeth, née Morrison (1857-1941). Marriage: 1907 at Waterloo, Sydney, to Annie (Johanna Margaret) Foley (1875-1966), born at Temuka, New Zealand. They had two sons. Death: 26 May 1958 at Windsor, NSW. Religion: Anglican. 

  • State secretary-treasurer of the Operative Plasterers Association, and president of the NSW branch in 1912; general secretary of the branch from 1919 to at least 1948.
  • Member Riverstone branch of the Australian Labor Party.
  • In 1945 was appointed to the reconstructed Building Industry Advisory Coordination Committee of NSW. Was a prominent delegate to Commonwealth conference on building in March 1948.

Labor Daily,
13 January 1927; Labor Year Book 1934-1935, p 231; Co-operator Eight-Hour Souvenir, 7 October 1912.

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  • photo, Co-operator (Sydney), 7 October 1912, p 9

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Life Summary [details]


Lewisham, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


26 May, 1958 (aged ~ 74)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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Political Activism