Deposit N72 - Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association New South Wales Branch deposit 1

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Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association New South Wales Branch deposit 1


  • 1909 - 1985 (Creation)

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27.5 m

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(1908 - 1992)

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The Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australasia dates back to local engine drivers' unions on Australian goldfields but was not registered federally until 1908. Predecessors include the Newcastle Colliery Engine Drivers' Union (1889-1921), the Newcastle Crane Employees' Union (1893-1915), the Shore Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Union of New South Wales (1901-1908), the Steam Crane Engine Drivers' Society of New South Wales (1901-1910), the New England Engine Drivers' Association (amalgamated in 1908), the Amalgamated Engine Drivers' Association of Tasmania and the United Certificated Engine Drivers' Association of Victoria. It was deregistered in 1949 but formed again in 1950 under the same name. It was amalgamated with the Construction Forestry and Mining Employees' Union and the Operative Plasterers' and Plaster Workers' Federation of Australia in 1992 to form the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union. The union represented engine drivers and firemen, crane drivers, dynamo and boiler attendants, forklift drivers and plant operators in hospitals, abattoirs, dockyards, brickworks, mines, power stations and factories.

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Minute files (1973-1984), correspondence and subject files, arbitration material, rule books, printed material, posters, banner, certificates (including Barrier Ranges Drivers' and Firemen's Association 1892) and photographs. Includes records of sub-branches: Lake Macquarie, Sydney, Power, Granville, Central Illawarra (membership records 1952-1979) and Canberra (membership records 1957-1970).


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Entered from deposit description 2 October 2012




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