Sydney Ernest Pratt
PRATT, SYDNEY ERNEST (1887-1973), journalist and trade union leader, was born on 28 March 1887 at Paddington, Sydney, fourth child of William Rider Pratt, a journalist from Scotland, and his English-born wife Alice Virginia, née Phillips. Educated at Fort Street Model School, he joined the Sydney Morning Herald as a journalist. After working briefly in Melbourne, he transferred to Adelaide where he reported for the Register and then for the Daily Herald, a Labor newspaper. Syd was prominent in the movement to form a national organization of journalists that culminated in the foundation of the Australian Journalists' Association in 1910 and its registration as a Federal trade union in the following year. At the Congregational Church, East Melbourne, on 2 September 1912 he married Adelaide Susan Mary Martin, a milliner.
While honorary secretary of the A.J.A.'s South Australian district in 1911-19, Pratt helped to establish and ...Read more at the source website