Deposit N372 - Federated Felt Hatting and Allied Trades Employees' Union of Australia, Federal Council deposit

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AU NBAC N372

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Federated Felt Hatting and Allied Trades Employees' Union of Australia, Federal Council deposit

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  • 1911 - 1990 (Creation)

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2.5m (8 type 1, 1 type 2 boxes and 1 album)

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Name of creator

(1950 - 1984)

Biographical history

The Federated Felt Hatting and Allied Trade Employees' Union of Australia re-registered in 1950. Its predecessor, the Federated Felt Hatting Employees' Union of Australasia, registered in 1912 and its predecessors flourished from the nineteenth century up until midway through the twentieth century in what was a protected domestic industry. After 1950 the industry, and consequently, the union began to wane before the multiple onslaught of mechanisation, imports, and fashion. In 1984, it amalgamated with the Australian Textile Workers' Union and in 1987 became the Amalgamated Footwear and Textile Workers' Union of Australia after another amalgamation, this time with the Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation. By 1992 this union had merged with the Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia to form the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.

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(1912 - 1950)

Biographical history

Registered in 1912, the Federated Felt Hatting Employees' Union of Australasia and its predecessors flourished from the nineteenth century up until midway through the twentieth century in what was a protected domestic industry. It re-registered as the Federated Felt Hatting & Allied Trade Employees' Union of Australia in 1950. The industry, and consequently, the union began to wane before the multiple onslaught of mechanisation, imports, and fashion. In 1984 it amalgamated with the Australian Textile Workers' Union and in 1987 became the Amalgamated Footwear and Textile Workers' Union of Australia after another amalgamation, this time with the Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation. By 1992, this union had merged with the Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia to form the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.

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(1919 - 1987)

Biographical history

The Textile Workers' Union was established in the aftermath of World War One, reflecting the diversification of the industry during the preceding years and its decentralisation during the 1920s. It amalgamated with the Federated Felt Hatting and Allied Trade Employees' Union of Australia in 1984, and with the Boot and Clothing trade unions thereafter to form the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers Union of Australia in 1987. In 1992 the union amalgamated with the Clothing & Allied Trades Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

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Rules of the Federated Felt Hatting Employees' of Australasia (1912-1952), correspondence of the general secretary W. Peters and K. Cashman (1962 - 1983), General Secretary's working papers (1948 - 1991), some membership records for the New South Wales, Victorian, and South Australian branches (1936 - 1984), industrial files (1914 - 1984), apprenticeship records (1911 - 1984), financial records (1944 - 1984), photographs of union marches, union members and hat making (no dates), newspaper cuttings, hat advertisements and May Day ribbons (1950s - 1990s), Akubra News (1981 - 1984) and miscellaneous booklets (1887, 1947, 1955) including the Revised General Laws of the Journeyman Silk Hatters' Society of New South Wales (1887).

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Entered from deposit description on 13 February 2013. Revised by Brenton Clifford on 8 February 2018.

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