Deposit T57 - Undertakers' Assistants and Cemetery Employees' Union of Australia, Federal Office & Victorian Branch deposit

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AU NBAC T57

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Undertakers' Assistants and Cemetery Employees' Union of Australia, Federal Office & Victorian Branch deposit

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  • 1900 - 1953 (Creation)

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1.22 m

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Name of creator

(1890 - 1915)

Biographical history

The Undertakers Assistants' Union of Victoria was formed in Melbourne on 26 September 1890 and reformed on 24 August 1900. By November 1914 it was known as the Federated Undertakers' Assistants & Cemetery Employees' Union of Australia and by August 1915 it became the Victorian Branch of the Undertakers' Assistants & Cemetery Employees' Union of Australia.

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(1916 - 1988)

Biographical history

The Undertakers' Assistants & Cemetery Employees' Union of Australia was registered with the Commonwealth Conciliation & Arbitration Court on 27 March 1916. The federal union was formed from the Undertakers Assistants' Union of Victoria and amalgamation with the New South Wales union was achieved in late 1919 when it became the NSW Branch, followed by the amalgamation of other states. The Federal Office was conducted from Trades Hall, Melbourne, along with the Victoria Branch. The Union operated until 1988 when it merged into the Australian Workers' Union.

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Scope and content

Minute books, correspondence re formation of the union and its Federal Council, general correspondence, contribution books, membership cards, mortuary levies book, financial records, reports, rule books, press cuttings, photographs and ephemera. Includes records of Victorian Branch and predecessors the Undertakers Assistants' Union of Victoria.

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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NBAC Z464

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Entered from deposit description on 20 November 2012

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