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Arthur Teece (1876–1940)

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Arthur Teece (1876-1940) miner, trade union official

Birth: 24 August 1876 in Altofts, Yorkshire, England, son of Sampson Teece, miner, and Eliza, née Whitehouse. Married: 1897 in Victoria Alice Mary Ann Love. They had one son. Died: 4 July 1940 in Kurri Kurri, NSW 

  • Arrived in Tasmania with parents and siblings aboard Kildare in 1884. Active in 1903 Victorian coal lock-out and strike, subsequently moving to Northern NSW coalfields.
  • Foundation member Kurri Kurri District Hospital. Abermain lodge delegate on Committee of Management of Coal & Shale Workers' Association.
  • Active in Colliery Employees' Federation from c.1909. General secretary Australasian Coal & Shale Employees' Federation July 1925 until January 1926, when defeated by D. J. Davies; resumed general secretaryship on Davies’s resignation September 1931, but defeated by W. Orr late 1933.
  • Member ALP executive (1933). Director of Labor Daily (1933).

LYB [A.L.P. Year Book, NSW Branch of ALP] 1933, p.175, LYB 1934/5, p.236; Edgar Ross, A History of the Miners' Federation of Australia ([Sydney] 1970.

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Newcastle Morning Herald (NSW), 8 July 1940, p 3

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Arthur Teece, 1936

Arthur Teece, 1936

Smith's Weekly (Sydney), 18 July 1936, p 9

Life Summary [details]


24 August, 1876
Altofts, Yorkshire, England


4 July, 1940 (aged 63)
Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia

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