Deposit M71 - Australian Railways Union, Queensland Branch microfilm deposit

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Australian Railways Union, Queensland Branch microfilm deposit


  • 1919 - 1968 (Creation)

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10 reels of microfilm

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(1920 - 1993)

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The Australian Railways Union formed in September 1920 with the amalgamation of the Queensland Railways Union, the New South Wales Amalgamated Railway and Tramway Service Association, the Victorian Railway Union, the Railway and Tramway Employees Association of South Australia and the Tasmanian Railway Union. It was the first Australian all-grades organisation of railway workers and was federally registered on 8 February 1921. In 1993 the ARU merged with other unions to form the Rail Tram & Bus Industry Union.

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Branch and state council minutes, reports, financial records, conference material, photographs and journals. Includes records of predecessor Queensland Railways Union.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Entered from deposit description on 19 February 2013




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