Deposit T60 - Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen, Federal Office deposit

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Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen, Federal Office deposit


  • 1895 - 1954 (Creation)

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15.45 m

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(1900 - 1993)

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The Union was originally known as the Federated Railway Locomotive Enginemen's Association of Australasia after the amalgamation of the Locomotive Engine Drivers' & Firemens' Association from Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. In February 1921, it was renamed the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen and gained federal registration with the Federal Arbitration Court. By 1926 the union had changed its name to the Australian Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, but reverted back to Australian Federated Union of Enginemen in 1927. In 1993 the AFULE merged with the Australian Tramway & Motor Omnibus Employees' Association, the National Union of Rail Workers of Australia and the Australian Railways Union to form the Australian Rail Tram & Bus Industry Union.

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Minutes, reports, correspondence, financial and arbitration records, photographs and publications. Records re the State Instrumentality Unions Committee and the War Railways Committee, papers of State Divisions and of the Victorian Railways Classification Board. Includes records of predecessor the Federated Railway Locomotive Enginemen's Association.


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NBAC deposits: E94; E99; E118; E212; Z85; Z154; Z515; Z570

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Entered from deposit description on 18 February 2013




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