Deposit E118 - Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen, Tasmanian Division deposit 1

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Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen, Tasmanian Division deposit 1


  • 1896 - 1965 (Creation)

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9.9 m

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(1900 - 1993)

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The Union was originally known as the Federated Railway Locomotive Enginemen's Association of Australasia after the amalgamation of the Locomotive Engine Drivers' & Firemens' Association from Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. In February 1921, it was renamed the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen and gained federal registration with the Federal Arbitration Court. By 1926 the union had changed its name to the Australian Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, but reverted back to Australian Federated Union of Enginemen in 1927. In 1993 the AFULE merged with the Australian Tramway & Motor Omnibus Employees' Association, the National Union of Rail Workers of Australia and the Australian Railways Union to form the Australian Rail Tram & Bus Industry Union.

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Records include minutes of Central, Southern, Wynyard and Devonport branches; minutes of the federal executive and Australian Council of AFULE; agendas and reports, correspondence, financial records, press cuttings, membership records, arbitration material, rules, and a copy of the certificate of registration. The deposit also contains reports and balance sheets relating to the Australian Locomotive Enginemen's Newspaper Co Pty Ltd, and records of predecessor the Tasmanian Division of the Federated Locomotive Engine Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners' Association of Australia.


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NBAC deposits: T60; E94; E99; E212; Z85; Z154;Z515; Z570

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Entered from deposit description on 18 February 2013




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