Deposit T43 - Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees' Union, New South Wales Branch deposit

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AU NBAC T43

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Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees' Union, New South Wales Branch deposit

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  • 1886 - 1946 (Creation)

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2 m

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(1920 - 1966)

Biographical history

The union was formed in December 1920 under the name of Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees Union of New South Wales by an amalgamation of the Australian Bookbinders' and Paper Rulers' Federated Association, New South Wales Lithographic Association, Letterpress Printers' Machinists' Industrial Union of Employees of NSW, and the Process Engravers' Union of NSW. In the late 1940s it amalgamated with the Victorian Lithographic Printers' Employees' Union to form the Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees' Union of Australia. The union amalgamated with the Printing Industry Employees Union of Australia in 1966 to form the Printing and Kindred Industries Union of Australia.

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(c. 1901 - 1920)

Biographical history

The earliest records of the union extant are dated Dec 1901. In 1920 the union amalgamated with the Australian Bookbinders' and Paper Rulers' Federated Association, New South Wales Lithographic Association, and the Process Engravers' Union of NSW to form the Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees Union of NSW, a predecessor of the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees Union of Australia

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(c. 1886 - 1920)

Biographical history

The New South Wales Lithographic Association was originally called the Lithographic and Copperplate Printers' Society and then the Sydney Lithographic Society which was registered under the New South Wales Trade Union Act (1881) on 30 July 1887. In 1920 it amalgamated with the Australian Bookbinders' and Paper Rulers' Federated Association, the Letterpress Printers' and Machinists' Industrial Union of Employees' of NSW to become the Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees Union of NSW.

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(1896 - 1920)

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The Printing Trades Federation Council was established in February 1896 after a series of meetings with the aim of bringing about a federation of every worker in the printing and kindred trades. The Council, made up of unions of bookbinders, lithographers, photo-engravers, and letterpress machinists, was succeeded by the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees' Union in December 1920.

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(1909 -1920)

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The union was established in 1909 and in 1920 union amalgamated with the Australian Bookbinders' and Paper Rulers' Federated Association, New South Wales Lithographic Association, Letterpress Printers' Machinists' Industrial Union of NSW to form the Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees Union of NSW, a predecessor of the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees Union of Australia.

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(c. 1907 - 1920)

Biographical history

In 1920 the union amalgamated with the New South Wales Lithographic Association, Letterpress Printers' Machinists' Industrial Union of NSW, and the Process Engravers' Union of NSW to form the Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees Union of NSW, a predecessor of the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees Union of Australia.

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Minute books of the NSW Lithographic Association, the Letterpress Printers' Machinists' Industrial Union, the Printing Trades Federation Council and the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees' Union of Australia. Also includes correspondence re formation of APTEU, book of assets and register of members, certificate of incorporation and rules of the Letterpress Printers' Machinists' Industrial Union of Employees' of New South Wales, contribution cards, badges and publications.

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NBAC deposits N69; Z482; T39; T52; E92; M42; N12; Z116; E216; T54; E91; M23; N246; E116; M33; N318; M22

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Entered from deposit description on 18 December 2012

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