Port Phillip Shipwrights Society

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Trade union

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Port Phillip Shipwrights Society

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Other form(s) of name

  • Port Phillip Ship Constructive and Shipwrights Association
  • Port Phillip Constructive Shipwrights and Boatbuilders' Association
  • Melbourne Shipwrights' Society

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Dates of existence

1864 - 1920


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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Representation for shipwrights and construction workers

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Related entity

Federated Shipwrights' and Ship Constructors' Association of Australia (1916 - 1976)

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Entered from deposit description on 11 December 2012




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