Deposit N313 - Malcolm Robertson Collection

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Malcolm Robertson Collection


  • 1911 - 1957 (Creation)

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(1881 - 1971)

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Malcolm Robertson, labourer and trade union official, was born at Moyston, Victoria on 25 November 1881 and worked with bullock teams clearing the way in the Grampians for power lines. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 12 January 1915 serving in England and France. Robertson returned to Australia on 1 April 1919 and moved to Mildura as a linesman for the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, as well as undertaking blacksmithing work. He was a member of the Electrical Trades Union; an organiser with the Mildura branch of the Australian Workers’ Union from 1920; vice-president of the Mildura branch of the AWU in 1938; and vice-president of the Mildura Trades Hall Council. Robertson died on 22 November 1971.

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The Mildura Trades Hall Council was a regional Trades and Labour Council coordinating campaigns and providing advice for unionists in Victoria's northern regions.

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Correspondence, minutes, notebooks, cash & expenditure books, transcript of interview, and printed material relating to the Australian Labor Party (Vic Branch), Australian Workers’ Union (Mildura Branch), and Trades Hall Council (Mildura).


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Entered from deposit description on 20 August 2012; revised by Phuong Dang on 21 April 2016




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