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Barratt, Catherine Hilda

Occupation
Political candidate

Summary

A political activist who ran for the Communist Party of Australia in Newcastle in 1932. Catherine Barratt was also a candidate for the Newcastle Municipal Council in that same year.

Details

Catherine Barratt was reported to have got a good vote in the Municipal elections in Newcastle in 1932. She was, for many years, a prominent and militant member of the ALP, and became a member of the State Executive of the party. She resigned "because of the anti-working class actions of the Lang Administration" and then joined the Communist Party. Catherine was well known in the Newcastle district as a fighter for unemployed women and for children.

Sources used to compile this entry: Women's work January 1932 & June 1932.

Annette Alafaci

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