Federated Marine Stewards and Pantrymen’s Association of Australasia

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Trade union

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Federated Marine Stewards and Pantrymen’s Association of Australasia

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Dates of existence

1884 - 1988


The Federated Marine Stewards and Pantrymen's Association of Australasia, established in 1884, was registered, under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act, in 1909. It remained a small, but independent union until 1988 when it amalgamated with the Seamen’s Union of Australia. In 1993 the Seamen’s Union joined with the Waterside Workers' Federation to form the Maritime Union of Australia.


Melbourne, Victoria; Sydney, New South Wales

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Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for marine stewards

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description, November 2012




Kirkby, Diane, Voices from the ships: Australia's seafarers and their union. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press Ltd , 2008
Fitzpatrick, Brian and Rowan J. Cahill, The Seamen's Union of Australia 1872-1972: A History. Sydney: Seamen's Union of Australia, 1981
Australian Trade Union Archives website atua.org.au

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