Dictionary of Sydney

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Wearne, Reginald James

Stock and station agent from Bingara in northern New South Wales who came to Sydney as a voluntary worker or strike-breaker during the Great Strike in 1917. On August 30, 1917, he shot and killed striking carter Merv Flanagan during an altercation on Bridge Road, Camperdown. Charges against Wearne were dismissed in a coroner's court. Wearne's brother, WE Wearne, was the Member for Namoi at the time.

30 Aug 1917