Deposit T16 - Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union Victorian Branch deposit

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T16

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Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union Victorian Branch deposit

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  • 1912 - 1958 (Creation)

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6 m

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(1925 - 1974)

Biographical history

The Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union had its origins in the Australian Letter Carriers' Association which was registered federally in 1912. In 1924 it changed its name to the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia only to amalgamate a year later with the Postal Sorters' Union of Australia to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia. From 1926 it was known as the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union and it survived until 1974 when it changed its name to the Australian Postal and Telecommunications Union.

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(1901 - 1919)

Biographical history

The Australian Telegraph and Telephone Construction and Maintenance Union was a federation of five State associations formed in 1901 and was registered in Sydney in 1912. It was renamed the Australian Postal Linesmen's Union in 1919.

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(1919 - 1925)

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The Australian Postal Linesmen's Union was registered in 1919 as a renaming of the Australian Telegraph and Telephone Construction and Maintenance Union which had been registered in 1912. The Australian Postal Linesmen's Union amalgamated with the Australian Letter Carriers' Association (then known as the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia) and the Postal Sorters' Union of Australia to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen, Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia in 1925, which was renamed the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union of Australia in 1926.

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(1912 - 1925)

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The Postal Sorters' Union of Australia was formed in 1912 as a federation of five State unions and registered in 1913. In 1925 it merged with the Australian Letter Carriers' Association (then known as the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia) and the Australian Postal Linesmen's Union to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia, renamed the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union of Australia in 1926.

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(1912 - 1925)

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The Australian Letter Carriers' Association was registered in Victoria under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act on 25 September 1912. The Association was an amalgamation of several unions, most notably, the Victorian Letter Carriers' Association which had been operating prior to Federation. By 1924 the Association became known as the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia and a year later amalgamated with the Australian Postal Linesmen's Union and the Postal Sorters' Union of Australia to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia which changed its name in 1926 to the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union of Australia.

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Australian Telegraph and Telephone Construction and Maintenance Union/Australian Postal Linesmen's Union: minutes of Victorian Branch (1912-1925), financial records and membership registers; Postal Sorters' Union of Australia: minutes of Victorian Branch (1913-1925) and roll books; Australian Letter Carriers' Association: minutes of Victorian Branch (1915-1925), financial records and membership register; Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union: minutes of Victorian Branch (1925-1943) and annual conferences (1925-1939), financial records, rules, membership records (1925-1928, 1954), correspondence files, arbitration material, photographs of mail sorting and mobile lunch room, drawing of steel clothes lockers and printed material. Also includes small quantity of Victorian Plasterers' Society material.

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Entered from deposit description 13 December 2012

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