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George Lambert (1879–1939)

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George Lambert, 1933

George Lambert, 1933

Barrier Truth (Broken Hill, NSW), 7 September 1933, p 5

George Lambert (1879-1939) miner, tramway chargeman, trade union official and mayor 

Birth: 31 March 1879 at Burra, South Australia, son of native-born parents William Lambert (1852-1908), miner, and Mary Jane, née Williams (1855-1936). Marriage: 1902 at Broken Hill, New South Wales, to native-born Mabel Rosaline Matthews (1881-1979). They had one daughter and two sons. Death: 5 July 1939 at Broken Hill, NSW. Religion: Methodist. 

  • To Barrier at age of 8. Prospected near the Day Dream mine, where he was later employed. Also worked along the line of lode as a miner. Joined Amalgamated Miners’ Association.
  • Worker at Broken Hill Water Supply Department. Worked for Silverton Tramway Company from 1909 until 1937.
  • Delegate from Silverton Tramway Employees' Union on Barrier District Assembly of Australian Labor Party (BDAALP) from about 1919 to 1934 and secretary for several years including from 1925-33.
  • President, Silverton Tramway Employees' Union 1928-33. Representative of contributing employees on Hospital Board.
  • Member of Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge and Grandmaster of Broken Hill branch.
  • Active worker for Oxide Street Methodist Church and Sunday School superintendent for eleven years. President of the Broken Hill Youth Welfare Movement. A “likeable personality”, he was keenly interested in sport, rarely missed attending football and cricket matches.
  • Alderman on Broken Hill City Council from December 1934 and mayor from December 1937 to his death.
  • Cause of death: bronchopneumonia.

Sources
Barrier
Daily Truth (Broken Hill), 17 December 1926, 7 September 1933.

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'Lambert, George (1879–1939)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/lambert-george-33177/text41390, accessed 24 April 2024.

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George Lambert, 1933

George Lambert, 1933

Barrier Truth (Broken Hill, NSW), 7 September 1933, p 5

Life Summary [details]

Birth

31 March, 1879
Burra, South Australia, Australia

Death

5 July, 1939 (aged 60)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

pneumonia

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