Deposit P37 - A J Tracy collection

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A J Tracy collection


  • 1929 - 1963 (Creation)

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0.6 m

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(1903 - 1983)

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Augustine Joseph Tracy was a member of the Australian Postal Electricians Union. He was involved in the Tracy v. Bradley case heard in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1936 covering a defamation case arising over a secret report on him. Tracy was the Plaintiff in this case and Frank Randell Bradley, the Defendant.

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Papers on public service unionism, in particular the Tracy v. Bradley Case and subsequent related events; includes correspondence, petitions, reports, newspaper cuttings, papers read at the Postmasters’ Conference in Brisbane 1938; records re the Bailey Committee on Appointments and Promotions in the Commonwealth Public Service; printed material re Catholic Action, the Democratic Labor Party (DLP), the National Civic Council (NCC) and 'Grouper' material.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement. Open access except that letters by D McVey and E N Drury are not to be quoted verbatim.

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NBAC T38 Australian Third Division Telegraphists & Postal Clerks’ Union

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Entered from deposit description on 21 August 2012




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