Deposit N394 - Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union, Western Australian Branch deposit

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Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union, Western Australian Branch deposit


  • 1892 - 1973 (Creation)

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2.0m (10 boxes)

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Name of creator

(1851 - 1973)

Biographical history

Established in 1851, the original Amalgamated Engineering Union was a branch of the British union. It was registered with the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court in 1905 and became known as the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. In 1920 it amalgamated with ten other engineering and allied trade unions and changed its name to the Amalgamated Engineering Union, Australian Section in 1921. In 1968 the union became autonomous from its parent body in Britain, shortening its name to the Amalgamated Engineering Union to reflect this. In mid-June 1972 the AEU began a series of amalgamations with the Sheet Metal Workers, Blacksmiths & Boilermakers and Federated Jewellers to form the Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union by 1973.

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Minute books, membership records, correspondence, financial records, industrial papers, reports and rule books. Includes Coastal District and Fremantle Branch records of the Amalgamated Engineering Union and its predecessor Amalgamated Society of Engineers; Kalgoorlie Branch records of Western Australian predecessors West Australian Coach, Car and Rolling Stock Builders' Industrial Union of Workers and the WA Vehicle Builders' Union; and rule books of the Western Australian Plumbers and Sheet Metal Workers Industrial Union of Workers.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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NBAC Z112-6

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description on 4 December 2012, revised and converted to N394 by Beth Lonergan, November 2018




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