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Biographical entry Trenwith, William A. (c. 1846 - 1925)

c. 15 July 1846
Launceston, Tasmania
26 July 1925
Trade Union - Official, Politician - Federal - SEN and Politician - State - Vic (MLA or MLC)


William A. Trenwith was another prominent unionist, founder of the Operative Bootmakers' Union in 1879 and elected a Life Governor of the Homeopathic Hospital in 1886, the year he also became President of the Trades Hall Council. Trenwith was a consistent advocate of labour's political representation, a member of the Legislative Assembly from 1889 to 1903, and later elected to the Senate.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Dahlitz, Ray, 'Trenwith, William Arthur', in Who's Who, Ray Dahlitz, Melbourne, n.d., p. 119. Details
  • Scates, Bruce, 'Trenwith, William Arthur', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 258-260. Details

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