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The Plaque commemorates Carmel Nyhan (1893-1962), trade union organizer.

Nyhan was the first woman to be president of the organizing committee of the six-hour day demonstration (1933). From October 1937 to January 1939 she ran the 'Women's Page' in the Shop Assistant, the quarterly journal of the union.

Nyhan was a long-serving delegate of her union to the A.L.P. State Conference and the Labor Council of New South Wales and an executive officer of the Trades Hall Association and the Labor Day Committee for thirty-five years.

In the course of her duties as an organizer, she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the Pacific Highway at Turramurra on 14 June 1962.


Address:4 Goulburn Street, Trades Hall, Haymarket, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.877589
Long: 151.204131
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Source: ADB
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