Deposit E88 - Federated Shipwrights and Ship Constructors' Association of Australia, Victorian Branch deposit

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Federated Shipwrights and Ship Constructors' Association of Australia, Victorian Branch deposit


  • 1871 - 1944 (Creation)

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4.5 m

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(1916 - 1976)

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The Union was first registered federally in January 1916 as the Federated Shipwrights of Australia. In September 1916 it changed its name to the Federated Shipwrights' Ship Constructors' & Boat Builders' Association of Australia and in 1917, the union became the Federated Shipwrights Ship Constructors Naval Architects Ships Draughtsmen and Boat Builders of Australia. In 1933 it changed its name again to the Federated Shipwrights' & Ship Constructors' Association of Australia. Operating until 1976 the Federated Shipwrights' & Ship Constructors' Association amalgamated with the Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union to form the Amalgamated Metal Workers' & Shipwrights' Union.

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(1864 - 1920)

Biographical history

The Port Phillip Shipwrights Society was formed in 1864 and changed its name in February 1914 to the Port Phillip Ship Constructive and Shipwrights Association. Its name changed again to the Port Phillip Constructive Shipwrights and Boatbuilders' Association before becoming the Victorian Branch of the Federated Shipwrights, Ship Constructors, Naval Architects, Ships Draughtsmen and Boatbuilders Association of Australia in September 1920. It was also known as the Melbourne Shipwrights' Society.

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Minutes, membership and financial records, rule books and agreements. Includes records of predecessors Port Phillip Shipwrights Society and rule books of Shipwrights' Provident Union of the New South Wales Industrial Union of Employees, Coast Shipwrights' and Boatbuilders Union of Workers, and the Port Adelaide Wood and Iron Shipwrights Society.


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NBAC deposits: N24; Z102; E82; E112

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Entered from deposit description on 11 December 2012




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