Jacob Garrard (1846 - 1931), by unknown photographer, courtesy of State Library of New South Wales. PX*D 624. .Image Details
GARRARD, JACOB (1846-1931), trade unionist and politician, was born at Harwich, England, son of Joseph Garrard, revenue officer, and his wife Martha, née Piggott. Educated at Harwich National School and Southwark Borough School, he migrated at 13 with his family to New Zealand and worked on coastal ships. Apprenticed in 1861 to an engineer he moved in 1867 to Sydney where he lived at Balmain and until about 1883 worked in turn at docks owned by Thomas Mort, (Sir) Peter Russell, the Australasian Steam Navigation Co. and Davy & Sands. He joined the Amalgamated Society of Engineers and in 1874 became its delegate on the Trades and Labor Council.
Garrard's tenacity and fluency made him one of the most prominent young trade unionists in the 1870s. He was a leader ...Read more at the source website