Arms, Explosives and Munition Workers' Federation of Australia

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Arms, Explosives and Munition Workers' Federation of Australia

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Dates of existence

1917 - 1946


The Arms, Explosives and Munition Workers' Federation of Australia first met in October 1917, initially being an amalgamation of the New South Wales and Victorian Branches of the Small Arms Factory Employees' and Munition Workers' Association (1912-1917). It was federally registered in 1919, and attracted members from the Ammunition, Cordite and Explosives Employees' Industrial Organisation of Australia (1914-1926) and formed branches in Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. It was deregistered following the end of Second World War in 1946 after an amalgamation with the Federated Ironworkers' Association to form the proposed Metal and Munition Workers' Union did not eventuate.


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Entered from deposit description 15 October 2012




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