Frank Moore (political activist)

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Francis (Frank) Thomas Moore (19 May 1867 – 17 November 1940) was a New Zealand political activist.


Frank Moore attended Wellington College where he was dux.

Political activity[edit]

Born in Porirua near Wellington, New Zealand on 19 May 1867, Moore was Secretary of the Meat Trade Workers' Federation that was destroyed in the 1890 strike. He was appointed manager of the Wellington Meat Export Company at Ngauranga in 1892 and was an active supporter of the Liberal Party during the 1890s. In 1901, Moore was employed by Premier Richard Seddon to prepare a report on the freezing industry for the New Zealand Government.

Frank Moore became Chairman of the Johnsonville Town Board in 1905 and was a member of the Hutt County Council. He joined the Wellington Socialist Party in 1907 and was an Independent Socialist candidate for Wellington Suburbs in the 1908 general election. Moore was the Labour Party candidate for the same electorate in 1911 and 1914.

Further reading[edit]

Labour's Path to Political Independence: the Origins and Establishment of the NZLP 1900-19 by Barry Gustafson (1980, Oxford University Press, Auckland)

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