Deposit E164 - Australasian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation Wonthaggi Branch deposit

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AU NBAC E164

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Australasian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation Wonthaggi Branch deposit

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  • 1909 - 1967 (Creation)

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5.2 m

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(1907 - 1914)

Biographical history

Originating in Wonthaggi and its nearby State Coal Mine, the Victorian Coal Miners' Association was officially registered in 1907 but was deregistered by 1914. Its members however, were quickly absorbed into the newly formed Australasian Coal Miners' Association that same year. In 1916 this union changed its name to the Australasian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation which operated until 1990.

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(1913 - 1916)

Biographical history

Registered federally in 1913 as the Australasian Coal Miners' Association this union was buoyed significantly in 1914 by the inclusion of members from the defunct Victorian Coal Miners' Association. In 1916 the Australasian Coal Miners' Association changed its name to the Australasian Coal & Shale Employees' Federation.

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(1916 - 1990)

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In 1916 the Australasian Coal Miners' Association changed its name to the Australasian Coal & Shale Employees' Federation. It operated until 1990 when it amalgamated with the Federated Mining Mechanics' Association of Australasia to form the United Mineworkers' Federation of Australia. Further amalgamations resulted in the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union in 1993.

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Minutes of general, special and committee meetings of the Powlett River (Wonthaggi) Branch (1911-1954), District Committee of Management (1913-1954) and Combined Unions of Carpenters, Engineers, Engine Drivers and Miners (1917-1948), union rules, correspondence, financial records, membership records for Powlett River and Altona branches (1918-1921), arbitration material and printed material. Also includes 1812 'overman's record', records of Hawdon Pit, Percy Main Colliery, and an envelope containing samples of coal.

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Entered from deposit description 26 September 2012

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