Deposit N184 - D H Plowman collection

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D H Plowman collection


  • 1935 - 1982 (Creation)

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(c. 1914 -)

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David Henry Plowman was born in the old Mtarfa Military Hospital in Malta during wartime. He completed his doctorate on the role of employer associations in Australian wage determination at Flinders University of South Australia. From 1978 he lectured in the School of Economics, University of New South Wales. He was appointed Professor of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour at the University of New South Wales from 1990-1992. He is a Winthrop Professor in the University of Western Australia (UWA) Business School. He was the Foundation Director of the Graduate School of Management at UWA from 1993 to 1999.

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Material collected by Plowman during his study of wage determination, employer associations, trade unions and Australian industrial relations. Includes constitution and rules of Trade and Labour Councils and trade unions, industrial awards and agreements, reports, conference papers, subject files, newspaper clippings, trade union journals and songbooks, and printed material. The records formed part of the research material used by Plowman to compile Australian industrial relations (Sydney : McGraw-Hill, 1980).


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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  • English

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Entered from deposit description on 19 March 2012


  • English



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