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Vale Ted Cowell

18 June 2018
I was saddened to hear of the passing of former ASU secretary and the Technical Services Guild secretary Ted Cowell. On behalf of the ASU and the National Executive, I extend my condolences to his wife Rosemary and their children and grandchildren. Ted was one of the pioneers that formed…
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