It’s difficult to know what areas of Steve’s life to talk about today. From my perspective, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. A seriously passionate man; passionate about family, working people, social justice, music, politics. Because others here today will speak of his work and political life I’ll concentrate on Steve the family man. He met my mother when he was only 18 – they married four years later and began a journey from a fairly austere traditional and religious upbringing to a life of a radicalism focussed on social justice and workers equity.
Recommended CitationQuinn, Jane, Steve Quinn: A Life, Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 9(1), 2009, 79-84.