Pat Kelly (trade unionist)

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Patrick Joseph "Pat" Kelly (20 November 1929 – 24 June 2004) was a New Zealand trade unionist.

Kelly emigrated from Liverpool to New Zealand in 1954. He was an official of the Drivers' Union, a secretary of the Cleaners' and Caretakers' Union and president of the Wellington Trades Council during his career.[1] He was also active in the anti-Vietnam War, anti-apartheid, anti-nuclear, and peace movements.[2]

He died in Wellington in 2004[2] and his ashes were buried at Karori Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ Pickmore, Arnold (26 June 2004). "Obituary: Pat Kelly". New Zealand Herald. 
  2. ^ a b Schouten, Hank (25 June 2004). "Union firebrand Kelly dies at 75". Dominion Post. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Cemeteries – details". Wellington City Council. Retrieved 18 April 2014.