Biographical entry Bailey, John (2) (1871 - 1947)
- 14 June 1871
Manus Creek, New South Wales, Australia
- 26 October 1947
Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia
- Historian and Company director
John Bailey was Chairman of Directors and organiser of the Central Australia Gold Exploration Co. in the 1930s.
Born Manus Creek, New South Wales, 14 June 1871. Died Stanmore, Sydney, 26 October 1947. Shearer; organiser for the Australian Workers' Union from 1901, member for Goulburn, New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1920-25; investigated by the Australian Labor Party for the alleged use of sliding-panel ballot-boxes at the 1923 State A.L.P. conference and expelled from the party; reinstated 1929; vice-president, New South Wales federal branch of the Labor Party 1931-34; gold prospector 1930s; honorary chairman from 1930 of the Central Australia Gold Exploration Co., which financed an expedition to find L.H.B. Lasseter's lost reef.
Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
- John (2) Bailey - Records, 1933 - 1947, A2753; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
- Rutledge, Martha, 'Bailey, John (Jack) (1871-1947)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 136-137. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070142b.htm. Details
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