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Alice Elizabeth Jackson (1877–1946)

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Alice Elizabeth Jackson, née Pole (1877-1946) community worker and Labor activist

Birth: 1877 at Christchurch, New Zealand, daughter of Thomas Pole (1850-1906), baker, and Catherine, née [Grove]. Both parents had been born in Sileby, Leicestershire, England. Marriage: 1900 at South Melbourne to Henry Charles Jackson (1873-1944), a plasterer, born at Mobrup, Kojonup shire, Western Australia. They had one daughter and three sons. Death: 21 September 1946 in her residence at Henly Street, Como, Western Australia. Religion: Methodist. 

  • Through her parents, she became interested in conditions of working class from childhood.
  • Resided in Victoria for sixteen years. Moved to Western Australia about 1903.
  • With her husband she was a member of the South Fremantle branch of the Australian Labor Party from 1932. Active in Fremantle Labor Women's Organisation as vice president, treasurer and president in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Was Rope and Twine Workers delegate to Fremantle District Council and WA Labor Women's Central Executive. Represented Fremantle women at WA ALP Congress in 1941.
  • Active in community affairs, visitor to hospitals, senior vice-president Fremantle RSL, Red Cross, and rank and file worker in election campaigns and Fremantle ALP.
  • Assisted nursing in maternity ward during 1919 influenza pandemic. Treasurer of unemployed sewing circle during Depression.
  • Cause of death: uraemia and cardiac failure.

Westralian Worker
, 7 August 1942; Battye Library Biographical Index.

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  • profile, Westralian Worker (Perth), 7 August 1942, p 4

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Westralian Worker (Perth), 7 August 1942, p 4

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Pole, Alice Elizabeth

Christchurch, New Zealand


21 September, 1946 (aged ~ 69)
Como, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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