Australasian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Australasian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Miners' Federation
  • Mining Department of the Workers' Industrial Union of Australia
  • Australian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1916 - 1990


In 1916 the Australasian Coal Miners' Association changed its name to the Australasian Coal & Shale Employees' Federation. It operated until 1990 when it amalgamated with the Federated Mining Mechanics' Association of Australasia to form the United Mineworkers' Federation of Australia. Further amalgamations resulted in the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union in 1993.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for coal miners

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

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Control area

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Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 25 September 2012




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