Deposit Z266 - Wool Council of Australia deposit

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Wool Council of Australia deposit


  • 1962 - 1994 (Creation)

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35.4 m (234 boxes)

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(1979 - 2001)

Biographical history

The Wool Council of Australia was established in 1979. It was the peak national body representing Australia's woolgrowers on wool industry issues and was responsible for the development and implementation of woolgrower policy. In July 2001, it was replaced by WoolProducers Australia.

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(1962 - 1980)

Biographical history

The Australian Wool Industry Conference was formed in 1962 as a result of meetings of the Australian Woolgrowers & Graziers Council with the Australian Wool & Meat Producers Federation. In 1966 the Australian Primary Producers Union's Wool Section joined the Conference. It worked closely with the Australian Wool Board, and its successors, the Australian Wool Commission and the Australian Wool Corporation, and the International Wool Secretariat. In 1980 the AWIC was amalgamated with the Wool Council of Australia.

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(1939 - 1979)

Biographical history

The Australian Wool and Meat Producers' Federation was officially formed on 13 April 1939 as a federally structured body to represent Australia's woolgrowers. It was originally called the Australian Wool Producers' Federation until June 1943 when it was changed to the AWMPF. It maintained the largest membership of federal woolgrowing organisations, consisting of small graziers and sheep farmers. Its two commodity interests, wool and sheep meat, were administered by separate sub-committees. The AWMPF was amalgamated into the National Farmers Federation in 1979.

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Conference records, copies of minutes and meeting papers, correspondence, research and office files, financial records, reports, submissions, press cuttings, and printed material. Includes records of predecessors the Australian Wool Industry Conference and the Australian Wool and Meat Producers Federation.


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Box 36 contains audio cassettes

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NBAC N22; N77

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Entered from deposit description on 20 November 2012




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