Deposit E138 - Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia, Federal Office and Branches deposit 1

Open original digital objects

Identity area

Reference code

AU NBAC E138

Title

Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia, Federal Office and Branches deposit 1

Date(s)

  • 1870 - 1959 (Creation)

Level of description

Deposit

Extent and medium

10 m

Context area

Name of creator

(1870 - 1907)

Biographical history

A Tailors' Society was formed in Melbourne in 1866 but eventually collapsed in 1869 due to financial difficulties. It was refounded in 1870 as the Tailors' Trade Protection Society and began meeting with the Tailoresses' Society in 1905. The Pressers' Union, which had formed in 1884, amalgamated with the Cutters' & Joiners' Union in 1902 to form the Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union. In 1907 these groups combined to form the Victorian Branch of the Federated Clothing Trades Union of the Commonwealth of Australia. As elements of the trade incorporated into the union, it changed names to the Federated Clothing & Allied Trades Union in 1922, the Amalgamated Clothing & Allied Trades Union in 1924 and the Clothing & Allied Trades Union of Australia in 1947. In 1992 another change of name was effected, this time to the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

Name of creator

(1880 - 1907)

Biographical history

The Tailoresses' Association of Melbourne was formed in 1880 and began meeting with the Tailors' Trade Protection Society in 1905. The Pressers' Union, which had formed in 1884, amalgamated with the Cutters' & Joiners' Union in 1902 to form the Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union.

In 1907, the Tailoresses' Association of Melbourne, the Tailors' Trade Protection Society, the Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union and other interstate clothing unions combined to form the Federated Clothing Trades Union of the Commonwealth of Australia. As elements of the trade incorporated into the union, it changed names to the Federated Clothing & Allied Trades Union in 1922, the Amalgamated Clothing & Allied Trades Union in 1924 and the Clothing & Allied Trades Union of Australia in 1947. In 1992 another change of name was effected, this time to the Textile, Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

Name of creator

(1902 - 1907)

Biographical history

Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union was formed in 1902 when the Pressers' Union amalgamated with the Cutters' and Joiners' Union. In 1907 it became the Victorian Branch of the Federated Clothing Trades Union of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Name of creator

(1884 - 1902)

Biographical history

Pressers' Union, founded in the 1880s (possibly in 1884), joined with the Cutters' and Joiners' Union to form the Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union in 1902.

Name of creator

(1907-1924)

Biographical history

Although based on a plethora of smaller state based unions that had been operating from at least the mid nineteenth century, the Federated Clothing Trades of the Commonwealth of Australia was not formed and registered until 1907. As elements of the trade, such as the Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union and the Federated Straw Hatters' Association of Australia incorporated themselves into the union, members sought a change of name to the Federated Clothing & Allied Trades Union, which they achieved in 1922. By 1924 it had become the Amalgamated Clothing and Allied Trades Union and in 1947 the Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia. The union's first amalgamation occurred in 1992, when it merged with the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

Name of creator

(1924 - 1992)

Biographical history

Although based on a plethora of smaller state based unions that had been operating from at least the mid nineteenth century, the Federated Clothing Trades of the Commonwealth of Australia was not formed and registered until 1907. As elements of the trade, such as the Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union and the Federated Straw Hatters' Association of Australia incorporated themselves into the union, members sought a change of name to the Federated Clothing & Allied Trades Union, which they achieved in 1922. By 1924 it had become the Amalgamated Clothing and Allied Trades Union and in 1947 the Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia. The union's first amalgamation occurred in 1992, when it merged with the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Tailors' Trade Protection Society registers, 1870-1899; minutes (with the Tailoresses' from 1905), 1903-1907; Tailoresses' strike book 1883, registers 1888-1893; Pressers' Union minutes 1888-1902; Victorian Clothing Operatives' Union records 1902-1907; Victorian Branch minutes 1908-1909; Tasmanian Branch balance sheets 1918-1938; Federal Council minutes 1907-1949; copies of branch minutes 1923-1949; Federal correspondence 1913-1956; arbitration material 1907-1959; financial papers 1921-1949.

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Researchers must sign an access agreement

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Item list

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

NBAC M86, microfilm copy of E138-4-1 & 2

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description on 27 February 2013

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

digital objects (Master) rights area

digital objects (Reference) rights area

digital objects (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area