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Albert James (Jim) Neumann (1889–1955)

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Albert James (Jim) Neumann (also known as Newman) (1889-1955) labourer and trade union official 

Birth: 1889 at Tootgarook, Victoria, son of Felix Frederick Neumann (1860-1947), labourer, born at Magdeburg, Saxony, [Germany], and Marian, née Goudie (1867-1931), born at Footscray, Melbourne. Marriage: 23 August 1913 at Townsville, Queensland, to Edith Minnie Ford (1887-1970), born in Brisbane, Queensland. They had two daughters and one son. Death: 16 September 1955 at Abukles Street, Wilston Heights, Brisbane. Religion: Anglican. 

  • His father was a farmer, residing at Mokoan West, near Benalla, Victoria, when he was naturalized on 1 July 1901. His mother was of Scottish and English descent.
  • Jim was organiser, Australasian Meat Industry Employees’ Union (AMIEU), North Qld, from 1922 to 1932. Federal secretary of the AMIEU from 1932 to 1950.
  • Closely associated with Victorian branch of AMIEU for several years when he became federal honorary secretary and transferred to Melbourne upon the resignation of Mr Anderson in 1932.
  • Returned to Qld branch as secretary from 1936 to his death.
  • Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach.

A. E. Davis, The Meat Workers Unite, The Australasian Meat Industry Employees’ Union (Victorian Branch), (Melbourne, 1974).

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  • Newman, Albert James

Mornington, Victoria, Australia


16 September, 1955 (aged ~ 66)
Wilston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (stomach)

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