Merchant Service Guild of Australia

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Merchant Service Guild of Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Merchant Service Guild of Australasia
  • Mercantile Marine Officers' Association

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

c. 1901 - 1992


The Merchant Service Guild of Australia was first known as the Mercantile Marine Officers' Association. A General Meeting of members held on 12 February 1904 agreed to adopt the name Merchant Service Guild of Australasia. The Guild was registered under the Commonwealth Conciliation & Arbitration Act of 1904 on 5 May 1905 and the Victorian Branch was the first to be established in 1905. On 3 September 1957 the name of the union was changed slightly to the Merchant Service Guild of Australia and in 1992 it merged with the Australian Stevedoring Supervisors' Association to form the Australian Maritime Officers' Union


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for marine stewards, merchant seamen and shipwrights

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 18 March 2013




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