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John Henry (Harry) Jones (1888–1954)

by Chris Cunneen

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John Henry (Harry) Jones (1888-1954) student interned in Germany, school teacher, technical college teacher and advertising executive 

Birth: 26 February 1888 in Brisbane, Queensland, son of John Henry Jones, tinplate worker and gasfitter, and Elizabeth Anne, née Pierce, servant. Marriage: 16 December 1919 in Brisbane, to Eveline Maud Halligan. Death: 1954 in Brisbane. 

  • An outstanding student at Valley school and Brisbane central boys’ school, he graduated from Sydney University.
  • Left Brisbane in June 1913, with Eric H. Collings to study Labor and Socialist movements in England and Germany. Was interned in Germany at the outbreak of World War I. Was well treated and continued his studies at the University of Berlin.
  • Released in 1918 he returned to Brisbane and became a school teacher and then taught at Brisbane Technical College.
  • In February 1938 was a government appointee to the University of Queensland senate.
  • Was a partner in Johnston Jones Advertising, Brisbane.
  • Chairman of the Queensland Health Education Council.

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Chris Cunneen, 'Jones, John Henry (Harry) (1888–1954)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 June 2024.

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26 February, 1888
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


18 December, 1954 (aged 66)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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