MORONEY, TIMOTHY (1890-1944), railwayman and union official, was born on 15
November 1890 at Nundah, Queensland, son of Irish immigrants Thomas Moroney
(d.1900), labourer, and his wife Bridget, née O'Dea. Tim was educated at Nundah
State School and Brisbane Normal School and in 1906 was employed by the Queensland
Railway Department as a lad porter. He lost his job because of his activities with
the railway strike committee in 1912 but was reinstated as a clerk in 1913.
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