Deposit M72 - Magnet : Official Organ of Council of Railway Shop Committees microfilm deposit

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Magnet : Official Organ of Council of Railway Shop Committees microfilm deposit


  • 1937 - 1963 (Creation)

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1 reel of microfilm (negative)

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(c. 1926 - c. 1963)

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The first shop committees in the New South Wales Railways were formed at Eveleigh and Enfield railway workshops in about 1926. At the end of 1929 six workshops were affiliated to a Central Council of Railway Shop Committees: Chullora Signal Branch, Per Way Shops and Electric Car Shops, Enfield Locomotives, Clyde Workshop, and Mortdale Workshop. The first monthly issue of The Magnet, the official journal of the Central Council of Railway Shop Committees, was distributed free throughout the railway workshops in 1934. From 1960s, the campaigning activities of the shop committees were assumed by the trade unions.

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Microfilm copy of newspaper editions from July 1937 to September 1963 (with gaps).


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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National Library of Australia: Nf 320.994 MAG

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Entered from deposit description on 28 May 2013




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