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James Collier (Jim) Hutton (1884–1948)

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James Collier (Jim) Hutton (1884-1948) shop assistant and trade union official

Birth: 20 December 1884 at Queensland, son of Scottish-born parents Daniel Sutherland Hutton (1863-1924), a miner, from Dunfermline, and Janet (Jessie), née Collier, late Richmond (1856-1929), from North Queensferry, Fife. Marriage: 1910 at West Wallsend, New South Wales, to Jessie Loudon (1885-1951). They had one son. Death: 21 July 1948 at Newcastle, New South Wales. Religion: Presbyterian. 

  • Entered retail trade early in life. Became connected with the Labour movement soon after he left school. Was a shop assistant at West Wallsend in New South Wales in 1930.
  • Shop Assistants’ and Warehouse Employees’ Federation (SAWEF) representative at West Wallsend. Elected to federation’s board of management. Candidate for position of federation president, Newcastle, in July 1924.
  • Secretary of SAWEF Newcastle branch, from 1933. Represented Newcastle branch on Conciliation Committees.
  • Delegate to the Trades Hall Council.
  • Suffered from heart trouble for some time, but was still in office when he died.

Shop Assistant
, Vol. 22, No. 11 July-September 1948.

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20 December, 1884
Queensland, Australia


21 July, 1948 (aged 63)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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