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Tuesday, 15 August 1972
Page: 4

Mr McMAHON (Lowe) (Prime Minister) - It is also with regret that I have to inform the House of the death . on 27th June 1972 of the Honourable Arthur Blakeley. Mr Blakeley represented the electorate of Darling in New South Wales for the Australian Labor Party froth 1917 until his defeat at the general election in 1934. From 1929 until the beginning of 1932 he was Minister for Home Affairs in the .Scullin Government. In 1928 and 1929 he was Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in the House of Representatives. Mr Blakeley was born in Gilberton in South Australia in 1886 and was educated at the North Broken Hill convent school. He held several important posts in the Australian Workers Union and was its General President from 1919 to 1923. Following his defeat in the 1934 election he took an appointment as a Commonwealth arbitration inspector, and for the last 10 years before his retirement in 1952 was a Commonwealth conciliation commissioner. We extend our sympathy to his family in their loss.

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