Deposit N131 - Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union, South Australian State Council deposit

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Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union, South Australian State Council deposit


  • 1905 - 1983 (Creation)

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(1973 - 1976, 1985 - 1991)

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The Amalgamated Metal Workers Union originally formed in 1973 from the amalgamation of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, the Sheet Metal Working, Agricultural Implement and Stovemaking Industrial Union of Australia, the Boilermakers' and Blacksmiths' Society of Australia, and the Federated Jewellers. In 1976 the union amalgamated with the Federated Shipwrights' & Ship Constructors' Association of Australia to become the Amalgamated Metal Workers & Shipwrights Union. In 1983 it joined the Federated Moulders (Metals) Union of Australia to become the Amalgamated Metals Foundry and Shipwrights' Union. It reverted to the name Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union in 1985 and operated until 1991 when it amalgamated with the Association of Draughting Supervisory & Technical Employees to become the Metals & Engineering Workers' Union.

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This deposit holds AMWU, South Australian Branch and predecessor records which have been arranged into a central filing system, known as the Lily Papers, in three sections: administration, organisers and historical files. Administration files include minutes, arbitration papers, correspondence, circulars, newsletters, seminar papers and speeches, media releases, reports, press cuttings and films.


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  • English

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Entered from deposit description on 11 February 2013


  • English



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