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Obituary: Ted Roach (1909–1997)


Garry Griffith


Militant waterfront leader, Ted Roach, died in Sydney last week aged 88. Roach was an active participant in one of the most colourful periods of trade union history in this country. Early in his working life Roach displayed a fierce determination to defend the rights of workers in the face of employer attempts to undermine conditions. It was a characteristic that remained with him throughout his life.