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Biographical entry Lowry, Edward Yule (1846 - 1898)

February 1846
London, England
November 1898
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Trade Union - Organiser


Edward Yule Lowry was active in trade unionism and labour politics in Townsville and surrounding districts. He arrived in Australia in 1866 as acrew member aboard the "Sultana". Lowry helped organise wharf labourers in Townsville in 1887 and travelled widely across Northern Queensland promoting the labour movement and the principles of the eight-hour day. Twice a parliamentary candidate, Lowry died in November 1898.

Archival resources

James Cook University of North Queensland, Library Archives

  • Edward Yule Lowry Papers, 1887 - 1897, 403R; James Cook University of North Queensland, Library Archives. Details

Published resources

See also

  • Bolton, Geoffrey Curgenven, A thousand miles away, Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1963. Details

Ross G. Elford