Deposit N18 - Australian Farmers' Federation deposit 1

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AU NBAC N18

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Australian Farmers' Federation deposit 1

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  • 1943 - 1979 (Creation)

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18.8 m

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(1969 - 1979)

Biographical history

Formed in 1969 as a result of a merger between the Australian Primary Producers' Union and the National Farmers' Union of Australia, the Australian Farmers' Federation amalgamated ten years later, in 1979, with the Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation, the Australian Wool and Meat Producers' Federation, the Australian Vegetable Growers' Association, the Australian Woolgrowers' and Graziers' Council, the Australian Seed Producers' Federation, the Cattlemens' Union of Australia and the Australian National Cattlemens' Council to form the National Farmers' Federation.

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(1944 - 1969)

Biographical history

The Australian Primary Producers' Union was formed in 1944 with divisions in each State and worked towards unifying with the National Farmers' Union of Australia to form the Australian Farmers' Federation in 1969.

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(1949 - 1969)

Biographical history

Formed in 1949 as a result of a name change from the Primary Producers' Council of Australia which had been operating since 1943, the National Farmers' Union of Australia merged with the Australian Primary Producers' Union to form the Australian Farmers' Federation in 1969.

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(1946 - 1979)

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The Australian Vegetable Growers' Association was formed in 1946. It changed its name to the Australian Vegetable Growers' Federation in 1962 and operated until 1979 when it amalgamated with the Australian Wool and Meat Producers' Federation, the Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation, the Australian National Cattlemen's Council, the Cattlemen's Union of Australia, the Australian Seed Producers' Federation, the Australian Woolgrowers' and Graziers' Council, and the Australian Farmers' Federation to form the National Farmers' Federation.

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(1930 - 1979)

Biographical history

The Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation was registered federally in 1930 and operated until 1979 when it amalgamated with Australian Vegetable Growers' Association, the Australian Wool and Meat Producers' Federation, the Australian National Cattlemen's Council, the Cattlemen's Union of Australia, the Australian Seed Producers' Federation, the Australian Woolgrowers' and Graziers' Council, and the Australian Farmers' Federation. The amalgamation formed a new peak body, the National Farmers Federation.

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(1968 - 1979)

Biographical history

Formed in 1968, the Australian Seed Producers' Federation operated until 1979 when it amalgamated with the Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation, the Australian Wool and Meat Producers' Federation, the Australian Vegetable Growers' Association, the Australian Woolgrowers' and Graziers' Council, the Australian Farmers' Federation, the Cattlemens' Union of Australia and the Australian National Cattlemens' Council to form the National Farmers' Federation.

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(1943 - 1949)

Biographical history

The Primary Producers' Council of Australia was registered federally in 1943. It changed its name in 1949 to become the National Farmers' Union of Australia and merged with the Australian Primary Producers' Union to form the Australian Farmers' Federation in 1969.

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Records of predecessors to the National Farmers' Federation: minutes of the Primary Producers' Council of Australia (1943-1949), the National Farmers' Union of Australia (1949-1969), Executive Meetings of the Australian Farmers' Federation (1969-1972), the Australian Vegetable Growers' Federation (1945-1965), the Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation (1969-1979) and the Australian Seed Producers' Federation (1974-1976), conference papers, correspondence and subject files, administrative files and printed material. Includes files of Alex Norquay as Secretary of various vegetable growers' organisations.

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Entered from deposit description 31 October 2012

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