Amalgamated Workers' Union of Queensland

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Trade union

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Amalgamated Workers' Union of Queensland

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Dates of existence

1892 - 1904


The Amalgamated Workers' Union of Queensland was formed through the merging of the powerful Queensland Shearers' Union and the Queensland Workers' Union in April 1892. The three branches of the Amalgamated Workers' Union of Queensland, at Longreach, Hughenden and Charleville, amalgamated with the Australian Workers' Union in 1904 and became the Queensland branches of that Union. By 1908, however, the Hughenden Branch had closed down, leaving just the two other branches to represent Queensland in the AWU.


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Representation for shearers and labourers

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 9 October 2012




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