Deposit E227 - Amalgamated Engineering Union, Sydney District deposit

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Amalgamated Engineering Union, Sydney District deposit


  • 1942 - 1968 (Creation)

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0.34 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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Minute books of the Sydney District Committee, correspondence, registration and membership records of the Motor Engineers Branch of the Amalgamated Engineering Union.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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NBAC deposits: E140; E157; M24; N24; P109; Z102; E107; E162;E185; E209; E221; E222; E234; T61

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Entered from deposit description on 3 December 2012




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