Charles Frazer (Australian Politician)
Charles Edward Frazer (2 January 1880 – 25 November 1913) was an Australian politician.
Frazer was born in Yarrawonga, Victoria and educated locally until he was 15, when he left for Western Australia during its goldrush. He found a job with the Western Australian Government Railways, qualified as a first-class engine driver in 1899 and moved to Boulder, where he worked as a mine-engine driver. He was elected as president of his branch of his union in 1902 and secretary of the Goldfields Trades and Labor Council in 1903. In August 1904 he married Mary Kinnane.
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