Willian Arthur Trenwith is a pionerre trade union and at the same time labor movement official and politician who was born at Tasmania on July 15, 1846. He has a great passion in the field of public speaking and oratory which serve as his key and gateway to be a politician. In the year 1970, he was involved on protective land tax and tariffs under the Reform National League. William Trenwith is considered as the founding members of Bootmakers Operative Union in the year 1879 wherein he served as the secretary. In the year 1886, he was successfully elected to be the President of Hill Trades Council. However, he was being opposed by some radicals like Chummy Fleming who accused him as THC bureaucrats and sucking blood capitalists. In the year 1889, he was elected for the Richmond seat under the Legislative Victorian Assembly.