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Jim Knox

This article is about the New Zealand trade unionist. For other people with this name see James Knox (disambiguation).

Walter James "Jim" Knox ONZ (6 March 1919 – 1 December 1991) was a leading New Zealand trade union leader. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 6 March 1919[1][2]

Knox worked as a truck driver and watersider, becoming involved in the Tom Skinner.

On 6 February 1988, Knox was the seventh appointee to The Order of New Zealand.[3]

Personal life

Knox played rugby union for the Suburbs club in Auckland before switching codes and playing rugby league for the City Rovers in the Auckland Rugby League competition. His sports injuries made him unfit for war service during World War II.[1]


  1. ^ a b Franks, Peter. "Walter James Knox".  
  2. ^ Who’s Who in New Zealand, 12th edition, edited by Max Lambert p350 (1981, Reed, Wellington)
  3. ^ "The Order of New Zealand" (12 February 1988) 23 New Zealand Gazette 447 at 448.

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