Deposit Z434 - Australasian Society of Engineers New South Wales Branch deposit

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AU NBAC Z434

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Australasian Society of Engineers New South Wales Branch deposit

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  • 1906 - 1990 (Creation)

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8.5 m. 46 type 1 boxes, 3 type 10 boxes.

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(1890 - 1991)

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The Australasian Society of Engineers was established in 1890, by members of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers dissatisfied with the British dominance of that union. The Australasian Society of Engineers was first federally registered as a trade union in 1910 at which time there were branches in New South Wales, Adelaide (1904), Western Australia and Broken Hill (1909). By January 1914 the union branches included Collie, Melbourne, Adelaide, SA State, Wallaroo, Newcastle, South Sydney, Bathurst, Sydney, Perth, Petersburg, Port Adelaide, Quorn, Granville, Broken Hill, and Prospect. The union became defunct in February 1938 but was re-registered in August 1938. In 1991 it amalgamated with the Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia to form the Federation of Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Employees. This union later amalgamated with the Australian Workers' Union to form the AWU-FIME Amalgamated Union in 1993, later known simply as the AWU.

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Minutes of Sydney Branch (1906-1908), Sydney No. 2 Branch (1916-1920), railway unions conferences (1926-1927) and New South Wales Branch State Executive (1922-1937, 1948-1987), records of Granville, Goulburn, Orange and Lithgow Branches, and correspondence and subject files.

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Entered from deposit description 11 October 2012. Revised by Brenton Clifford 23 Apr 2018.

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