Angus Campbell

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Angus Campbell

Name added to the north side of the Workers Memorial 1918
He was nominated by the Federated Seaman’s Union

Angus, born in Scotland in 1851, came from a farming background in Argylshire near Oban. He was a fluent Gaelic speaker, who left Scotland to sail the seas.

Angus became a member of Maritime Labor Council of South Australia in 1888 and was Secretary of the Port Adelaide branch of the Federated Seaman’s Union for 17 years. In 1903 he became Assistant Secretary of the Seaman’s and Firemen’s Union.

He was also a Justice of the Peace, a Warden of the Marine and Harbors in 1895, 1897 and 1907 and on the Board of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

He died December 4 1909 Aged 58

On Friday evening a social in connection with the South Australian Branch of the Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia took place at the Union Rooms Port Adelaide. About 100 members sat down to a light repast provided by Host Bishop, and among the visitors were the Premier (Hon. G. C. Kingston), the Chief Secretary (Hon. J. H. Gordon), Hons. U. M. Charleston. W. A. Robinson, I. H. Adams, and G. McGregor, M.L.C.'s, and Messrs. W. O. Archibald, A. Puynton, R. Wood, F. W. Coneybeer, and J. A. McPherson, M. P. 's. The Chairman of the Federated Seamen’s Union (Mr. J. H. Barreau), occupied the chair, and was supported by the Secretary (Hon. R. S. Guthrie, M. L. C.), the Treasurer (Mr. H. J. Pudney), and the Assistant secretary (Mr. A. Campbell). The vice-chair was occupied by Mr. I. MacGillivray, M.P. Saturday 25 August 1894

PORT ADELAIDE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. The fifth half-yearly meeting of the Port Adelaide Industrial Co-operative Society, Limited, was held in the Friendly Societies' Room on Saturday, January 28.; treasurer, Mr. A. Campbell. A vote of thanks to the officers for services brought the meeting to a close Tuesday 31 January 1899

Mr. Angus Campbell, assistant secretary of the South Australian branch of the Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia, and & warden of the Marine Board, died at his residence, Military-road. Glanville Blocks, on Saturday evening. He had been ailing for some time. Mr. Campbell, who was a typical Scotchman, represented seamen's interests on the Marine Board with close attention. He had occupied the position of assistant secretary to Senator Guthrie and secretary for the Seamen's Union for 16 or 17 years. Mr. Campbell, who was in his 59th year, came to the State 35 years ago. He was born in Argyllshire, Scotland. Mr Campbell was thrice married, and left a widow and a young child. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at the Woodville Cemetery. Monday 6 December 1909

Letter from grand daughter Mrs T Kerrison 05/08/1999
Heather Hartshorne research 29/07/1999

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