Deposit E157 - Amalgamated Engineering Union, Commonwealth Council deposit 2

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Amalgamated Engineering Union, Commonwealth Council deposit 2


  • 1894 - 1968 (Creation)

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1.98 m

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(1851 - 1973)

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Established in 1851, the original Amalgamated Engineering Union was a branch of the British union. It was registered with the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court in 1905 and became known as the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. In 1920 it amalgamated with ten other engineering and allied trade unions and changed its name to the Amalgamated Engineering Union, Australian Section in 1921. In 1968 the union became autonomous from its parent body in Britain, shortening its name to the Amalgamated Engineering Union to reflect this. In mid-June 1972 the AEU began a series of amalgamations with the Sheet Metal Workers, Blacksmiths & Boilermakers and Federated Jewellers to form the Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union by 1973.

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Financial records, Commonwealth Council material re conferences and meetings, membership records, reports, journals and photographs. Includes financial and membership records of Queensland branches: Ipswich Branch, Innisfail Branch, Mt Isa Branch, Woolongabba Branch; New South Wales branches: Ashfield Branch, Bankstown Branch, Belmont Branch, Civic Branch, Hurstville Branch, Mayfield Branch, Newcastle Branch, Portland Branch, Rockdale Branch; Victorian branches: Melbourne No.7 Branch, Preston No.2 Branch, Ringwood Branch, Yarraville Branch; Tasmanian branches: Launceston Branch, Tamar Branch.


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NBAC deposits: E140; M24; N24; P109; Z102;E107; E162;E185; E209; E221; E222; E227; E234; T61

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Entered from deposit description on 27 November 201




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