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SIDNEY ISRAEL CONWAY

As NT’s pro bono solicitor at its different locations, Sid Conway helped draft its Constitution and buy the Newtown premises. On 16 December 1975 he and Miriam Hampson were made Life Members. His successor as legal adviser was Harold Rich .

In 1941 Conway, with several NTL members, was an anti-Lang State Labor Party candidate (for Redfern). He attended the 1943 State Labor Easter Conference where he gave a report on Australia’s war potential and postwar economy. In June 1944 he spoke on education and science research at a conference on culture. He was a public speaker advocating the “no” case when the Menzies government held a referendum to ban the Communist Party in 1951.

In 1940 he married Winifred Olva Dean Dixon Scott, nicknamed “Freddy”. MA LLM B Ec, Sid Conway died in 1987.



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