Deposit T58 - Federated Furnishing Trade Society Victorian Branch deposit 1

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Federated Furnishing Trade Society Victorian Branch deposit 1


  • 1882 - 1954 (Creation)

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(1909 - 1993)

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Known originally as the Federated Furnishing Trade Societies of Australasia from 1909, when it was formed, by 1914 the name had been changed slightly to the Federated Furnishing Trade Society of Australasia. The Society's Federal Office was based in Melbourne with branches in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, and the ACT. The union covered cabinet makers, French polishers, upholsterers, mattress makers, piano makers, carpet layers, furnishing drapery, wicker workers, and in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania wood machinists and workers in the flat glass trade as well as automotive glass, baby carriages, coffins, musical instrument makers and organ makers. Operating until 1993, the Society eventually amalgamated with the Federated Brick Tile & Pottery Industrial Union of Australia and the Operative Painters' & Decorators' Union of Australia into the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union.

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(1868 - 1909)

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The United Furniture Trade Society was based in Victoria and amalgamated with the United Furnishing Eight Hours League on 14 January 1884. It joined the federal body, the Federated Furnishing Trade Societies of Australasia, in September 1909 which was renamed the Federated Furnishing Trade Society of Australia in 1914.

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Minutes of meetings (including of the predecessor United Furniture Trade Society), correspondence, financial records, membership lists, publications, photographs, and objects including a banner.


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NBAC: E240, Z339 Victorian Branch and T59, Ballarat Branch deposits

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Entered from deposit description on 30 April 2012




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