Deposit M64 - Melbourne Trades Hall Council microfilm deposit 2

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Melbourne Trades Hall Council microfilm deposit 2


  • 1943 - 1953 (Creation)

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2 reels of microfilm

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(1856 -)

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The Melbourne Trades Hall Committee grew from the historic winning of the eight-hour day by the Melbourne building trades in 1856. In that year the Melbourne Trades Hall Committee was formed to receive a grant of land on which the world's first Trades Hall, or 'Workers' Parliament', was built in 1859. Initially the Trades Hall's industrial role was limited, but a resurgence of industrial activity in the 1880s resulted in it collecting evidence for the Shops and Factories Royal Commission and taking control of major strikes. In 1884 the Committee became a Council to better reflect this expanding industrial role. The title Victorian Trades Hall Council was eventually adopted in 1970.

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Microfilm copy of minutes


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Copies also held by State Library of Victoria, University of Wollongong and University of Adelaide

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Entered from deposit description 8 November 2012




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