Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Australian Government Workers' Association
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- South Australian Government General Workers' Association
- South Australian Railway General Workers' Union
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
1906 - 1980
The Association was formed by a small group of labourers on 26 May 1906 and was originally known as the South Australian Railway General Workers' Union, which became the South Australian Government General Workers' Association on 1 September 1906. The Association's name was changed to the Australian Government Workers' Association on 21 September 1914. The Association eventually merged into the Australian Liquor Hospitality & Miscellaneous Workers' Union.
South Australia; Branches: Adelaide, Gawler, Dute, Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Port Adelaide, Port Wakefield, Peterborough (Petersburg), Roseworthy, Wallaroo, Stockade, Hanley Bridge, Torowie, Cummins, Naracoorte, River Murray, Cockburn, Mental Hospital and Quorn.
Functions, occupations and activities
Representation for blacksmiths, boilermakers, cleaners, engineers, firemen, hospital employees, labourers, laundry employees, prison workers, railway workers, sewerage workers and storemen
Mandates/sources of authority
The Association amalgamated with the Waterworks and Sewerage Union in June 1908 and with the Harbours and Rivers Association on 1 April 1920.