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Thomas Henry (Tommy) Moore (1914–1981)

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Thomas Henry (Tommy) Moore (1914-1981) miner and trade union official

Birth: 19 May 1914 at Cockatoo Valley, South Australia, son of native-born parents of English ancestry, John Bool Moore (1877-1962), labourer, and his first wife Edith, née Perry (1878-1932). Marriage: 10 December 1932 at Broken Hill, New South Wales, to native-born Ruby Beatrice White (1913-1980). They had three sons. Death: 28 September 1981 in his usual residence at Lane Street, Broken Hill, NSW. Religion: Catholic. 

  • Became active in union in late 1940s and held positions including trustee and member of Trades Hall Trust.
  • Check inspector, Workers’ Industrial Union of Australia, Broken Hill, in 1958-1959.
  • Member of the Barrier District Association's Australian Labor Party. Delegate to Barrier Industrial Council in 1955. Sometime member of the Wood Merchants Association.
  • Member of Broken Hill City Council.
  • Cause of death myocardial infarction and atherosclerosis.

Cause, 7 October 1981, p 3.

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Life Summary [details]


19 May, 1914
Cockatoo Valley, South Australia, Australia


28 September, 1981 (aged 67)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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.

Key Organisations
Political Activism