Deposit N56 - R J Morris (Australian Foremen Stevedores Association) papers

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R J Morris (Australian Foremen Stevedores Association) papers


  • 1922 - 1978 (Creation)

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1 m

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(? - 1978)

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Richard Joseph Morris was born in England. In World War I he served in the Royal Navy. After the war Morris migrated to Australia and became a Foreman Stevedore on the Sydney waterfront. An active member of the Australian Foreman Stevedores Association, he held the position of vice-president, and from 1967 was editor of the Australian Foreman Stevedores Review. After his retirement he moved to Canberra. Morris died in January 1978.

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(1914 - 1991)

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The Association was founded in 1914 as the Sydney Foremen Stevedores' Association and registered under the New South Wales Trade Union Act of 1881 and the Industrial Arbitration Act of 1912 on 9 July 1915. The union was registered federally under the Conciliation & Arbitration Act of 1904 on 22 September 1939. The name of the Association was changed to the Australian Foremen Stevedores' Association at a Special Meeting of members held on 9 July 1941, and was registered on 20 October 1941. The Association continued to operate until 1991 when it was amalgamated into the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia.

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Personal and work diaries, correspondence, notes, invitations, press cuttings re the Australian Foremen Stevedores Association and the Catholic Action Movement, printed material and photographs.


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N48, Australian Foremen Stevedores Association
S706, The Australian Foreman Stevedores Association Review, 1962 - 1977 with gaps (formerly N56/49)

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Entered from deposit description on 30 September 2011




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