Deposit Z625 - Joe Harris collection deposit 2

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Joe Harris collection deposit 2


  • 1864 - 1987 (Creation)

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44 boxes and oversize items

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(1922 - 2002)

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W J H (Joe) Harris was a carpenter and member of Queensland branch of the Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia. He became a freelance journalist writing on the history of the labour movement. His publications include First steps : Queensland workers' moves towards political expression, 1857-1893 (Canberra : Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 1966); and The Bitter Fight : a pictorial history of the Australian labor movement (University of Queensland Press, 1970). He was a Brisbane member of the ASSLH.

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Records of and relating to the Queensland building trades unions (United Operative Bricklayers' Society, United Operative Stonemasons' Society of Queensland, Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, Building Workers Industrial Union, Queensland Progressive Society of Carpenters and Joiners); papers of Queensland Trades and Labour Council and Carpenters Forum; industrial and political publications. Includes minutes, cash books and journals, membership and levy records, stock books, attendance books, press cuttings and printed material, awards and regulations, financial records, photographs and negatives.


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Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland: UQFL106

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Entered from deposit description on 16 September 2011




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