Deposit N365 - Australian Textile Workers' Union New South Wales Branch deposit

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AU NBAC N365

Title

Australian Textile Workers' Union New South Wales Branch deposit

Date(s)

  • 1928 - 1993 (Creation)

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1.5 m (3 type 1 boxes, 3 type 6 boxes and 3 volumes)

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Name of creator

(1919 - 1987)

Biographical history

The Textile Workers' Union was established in the aftermath of World War One, reflecting the diversification of the industry during the preceding years and its decentralisation during the 1920s. It amalgamated with the Federated Felt Hatting and Allied Trade Employees' Union of Australia in 1984, and with the Boot and Clothing trade unions thereafter to form the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers Union of Australia in 1987. In 1992 the union amalgamated with the Clothing & Allied Trades Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

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(1987 - 1992)

Biographical history

The Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia was formed in 1987, following an amalgamation between the Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation and the Australian Textile Workers' Union. The Union can be traced to about 1886 with the formation of the Victorian Silk Hatters' Society, which evolved in 1912, as the Federated Felt Hatting Employees' Union of Australasia. Shortly before this, in 1908, the Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation was formed. In 1919, the third branch of the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia family tree was established with the formation and federal registration of the Australian Textile Workers' Union.

In 1984, The Australian Textile Workers' Union (i) and the Federated Felt Hatting & Allied Trade Employees' Union of Australia (the successor of the Federated Felt Hatting Employees' Union of Australasia) merged to form the Australian Textile Workers' Union (ii).

Operating until 1992 the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia eventually merged with the Clothing & Allied Trades Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

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Scope and content

Minutes of Committee of Management and Executive meetings, 1928 - 1980; minutes of general meetings, 1929 - 1978; membership registers, 1974 - 1993; balance sheets, 1955 - 1990.

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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For Rules of the Australian Textile Workers' Union New South Wales Branch see NBAC Z639, box 55.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description on 1 March 2013; revised by Emelyn Pecar on 18 Sep 2017.

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