Deposit E89 - Australian Railways Union, New South Wales Branch deposit 1

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Australian Railways Union, New South Wales Branch deposit 1


  • 1888 - 1946 (Creation)

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2.0 m

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(1920 - 1993)

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The Australian Railways Union formed in September 1920 with the amalgamation of the Queensland Railways Union, the New South Wales Amalgamated Railway and Tramway Service Association, the Victorian Railway Union, the Railway and Tramway Employees Association of South Australia and the Tasmanian Railway Union. It was the first Australian all-grades organisation of railway workers and was federally registered on 8 February 1921. In 1993 the ARU merged with other unions to form the Rail Tram & Bus Industry Union.

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(1886 - 1920)

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The Amalgamated Railway & Tramway Service Association was formed on 15 March 1886 as an all-grades union for New South Wales railway and tramway workers. The Association became the NSW Branch of the the Australian Railways Union following formation of the federal organisation in August 1920.

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Minutes of the NSW Branch and predecessor the Amalgamated Railway and Tramway Service Association, reports, correspondence, membership records, circulars, press cuttings, memorabilia and publications.


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E89/17 is now S24 - bound volumes of the Railway and Tramway Review (broken series) 1888-1910. E89/18 is now S25 - bound volume of The Railway and Tramway Co-operator 1910. E89/19 is now S27 - bound volumes of The Railways Union Gazette (broken series) 1921-1928. E89/20 is now S28 - bound volumes of The Railroad (broken series) 1926-1963. E89/21 has been renumbered as E89/17 and E89/22 has been renumbered as E89/18.

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Entered from deposit description on 19 February 2013




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