Deposit S28 - The Railroad, New South Wales branch

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S28

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The Railroad, New South Wales branch

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  • 1927 - 1993 (Creation)

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34 volumes and 2 boxes

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(1920 - 1993)

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The Australian Railways Union formed in September 1920 with the amalgamation of the Queensland Railways Union, the New South Wales Amalgamated Railway and Tramway Service Association, the Victorian Railway Union, the Railway and Tramway Employees Association of South Australia and the Tasmanian Railway Union. It was the first Australian all-grades organisation of railway workers and was federally registered on 8 February 1921. In 1993 the ARU merged with other unions to form the Rail Tram & Bus Industry Union.

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Initially titled the Railways Union Gazette, renamed the Railroad in January 1927 (for Jan - Jun 1927 see S27). Issues held in bound volumes from Jul 1927 to 1969, then loose issues covering the years 1970 to 1992 (with gaps), with one special election edition from 1993 (vol. 85 no. 2). There are also a few loose issues from the years 1944, 1947 and 1964.

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See also S27.

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