The death occurred recently of a fine person and Trade Union stalwart Edward James Harvey affectionately known as ‘Ted’ to us. He was cremated at the Berkeley Crematorium on May 1 where a large crowd of people attended his funeral. Ted was born at Gilgandra, New South Wales, on May 9, 1915 where his dad had a small farm. As the years went by, the family had to move from place to place as the depression years became harder to exist and people moved around looking for a bit of work to survive. Ted had to face many adversities—he saw people carrying their swags and families thrown into the streets with their bits of furniture and scant belongings. It was all these injustices against the people that made Ted the militant man he was throughout his lifetime.
Recommended CitationMoore, Fred, Obituary: Ted Harvey (1915–1997): A dedicated working class stalwart passes on, Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 1(2), 1997, 34-36.