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James Toomey (?–?)

by Peter D. Gardner

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James Toomey (?-?) coal miner and trade union official

Birth: unknown. Marriage: unknown. Death: unknown. 

  • Activist with Victorian Coal Miners' Association. 1897 was unsuccessful candidate for VCMA presidency, but elected trustee.
  • 1898-99 secretary of Jumbunna lodge & check inspector at Jumbunna mine.
  • One of small number of activists, including John Stevenson and James Rickaby, who were blacklisted before Victorian coal strike of 1903-04.

Outtrim News; Great Southern Advocate; 1906 Victorian Royal Commission into Coal Industry; P. D. Gardner, Too old to rat: the radical miners of South Gippsland 1893-1904 (Ensay, Victoria, 1994).

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Peter D. Gardner, 'Toomey, James (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 July 2024.

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