Deposit Z296 - Jack Dwyer Collection

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Jack Dwyer Collection


  • 1921 - 1980 (Creation)

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24.6 m

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(c. 1911 - 1986)

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Jack Dwyer was a delegate for the Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union from the early 1940s until the 1960s, and after that an organiser for the same union until 1967. He was Assistant Branch Secretary of the New South Wales Branch of the Union from 1967 until his retirement in 1974.

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(1915 - 1992)

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The union was formed in 1915 and registered in 1916 originally bringing together three State unions: the Passenger and Goods Lift Attendants' Union of New South Wales (1909), the Watchmen, Caretakers and Cleaners' Union of New South Wales (1910), and the Watchmen, Caretakers and Male Office Cleaners' Union of Victoria (1913). It amalgamated with over 50 unions in its long history including unions representing billiard markers, undertakers' assistants, hairdressers, watchmakers, dental technicians, photographic employees, ambulance employees, and sailmakers. Its final amalgamation was with the Federated Liquor and Allied Industries Employees' Union of Australia to form the Australian Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union in 1992.

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(1910 - 1945)

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The union amalgamated with the Australian Saddlery and Leather Workers Trades Employees' Federation before eventually becoming part of the Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia in 1972.

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Federated Miscellaneous Workers’ Union NSW Assistant Secretary's records: minutes of Federal Council (1958-1974), NSW Branch (1950-1974), Building Industry Congress of NSW (1940-1955), Builders’ Exchange of NSW Ltd (1964-1965), Watchmen’s Employment Committee (1949-1973), subject and correspondence files, financial records, arbitration material, photographs, newspaper cuttings, printed material, also Australian Labor Party material, Returned Services League records, personal diaries and correspondence, and financial records of the Federated Tanners and Leather Dressers Employees' Union of Australia NSW Branch (1921-1943).


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NBAC Z370; NBAC Z397; NBAC T28; NBAC Z410

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Entered from deposit description on 1 September 2011




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