Deposit E162 - Amalgamated Engineering Union, state branches deposit 1

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Amalgamated Engineering Union, state branches deposit 1


  • 1870 - 1968 (Creation)

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11.3 m

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(1851 - 1973)

Biographical history

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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Minute books of various branches of the AEU throughout Australia including branches in South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. Also includes district minute books for South Australia (Port Augusta District Committee) and Queensland (Ipswich District Committee)


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They have been arranged and numbered in state groups and alphabetically within each group in accordance with a list of branches published by the AEU Federal Office.

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Related units of description

NBAC deposits: E140; E157; M24; N24; P109; Z102;E107; E185; E209; E221; E222; E227; E234; T61

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Entered from deposit description on 27 November 2012




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