Deposit E245 - Sheet Metal Working, Agricultural Implement & Stovemaking Industrial Union of Australia, New South Wales Branch deposit 3

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AU NBAC E245

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Sheet Metal Working, Agricultural Implement & Stovemaking Industrial Union of Australia, New South Wales Branch deposit 3

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  • 1902 - 1975 (Creation)

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2.75 m

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Name of creator

(1911 - 1972)

Biographical history

The union was originally registered as the Amalgamated Tinsmiths' Sheet Metal Workers' Cannister Makers' Gas Meter Makers' & Assistants' Union in 1911 and comprised of unions that had operated since 1881. From 1913 its name changed to the Sheet Metal Working Industrial Union of Australia. In 1945 the union changed its name to the Sheet Metal Working Agricultural Implement & Stove Making Industrial Union of Australia to reflect growing membership from members of the Federated Agricultural Implement & Stovemakers' Porcelain Enamellers' & Ironworkers' Association of Australia. It was deregistered in 1972 and joined the Amalgamated Engineering Union to form the Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union in 1973.

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(1941 - 1945)

Biographical history

The union was formed in 1941 by the amalgamation of the Federated Agricultural Implement Machinery & Ironworkers' Association of Australia and the Federated Stovemakers' & Porcelain Enamellers' Association of Australia. In 1945 the union amalgamated with the Sheet Metal Working Industrial Union of Australia to form the Sheet Metal Working, Agricultural Implement & Stovemaking Industrial Union of Australia.

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(1935 - 1941)

Biographical history

The union was formed in 1935 by the amalgamation of the Federated Enamellers' Association of Australia and the Federated Stove & Piano Frame Makers' Association of Australia. In 1941 it amalgamated with the Federated Agricultural Implement Machinery & Ironworkers' Association of Australia.

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(1973 - 1976, 1985 - 1991)

Biographical history

The Amalgamated Metal Workers Union originally formed in 1973 from the amalgamation of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, the Sheet Metal Working, Agricultural Implement and Stovemaking Industrial Union of Australia, the Boilermakers' and Blacksmiths' Society of Australia, and the Federated Jewellers. In 1976 the union amalgamated with the Federated Shipwrights' & Ship Constructors' Association of Australia to become the Amalgamated Metal Workers & Shipwrights Union. In 1983 it joined the Federated Moulders (Metals) Union of Australia to become the Amalgamated Metals Foundry and Shipwrights' Union. It reverted to the name Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union in 1985 and operated until 1991 when it amalgamated with the Association of Draughting Supervisory & Technical Employees to become the Metals & Engineering Workers' Union.

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This deposit consists of office files that appear to have come from the office of Aden Oliver (Albert) Amos, Assistant Secretary of the NSW Branch of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. Minutes and agenda papers, office files including constitution and rules, financial records, certificates of registration, correspondence, amalgamation records, agreements, reports, industrial and arbitration material, pamphlets, booklets and banners. Includes records of predecessors the NSW Amalgamated Tinsmiths, Sheet Iron Workers & Meter Makers Trade Society, the NSW Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers Society, the NSW Amalgamated Tinsmiths & Sheet Metal Workers Society, the Tin Canister Makers Employees Union of NSW, and the Sheet Metal Working Industrial Union of Australia.

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Entered from deposit description on 11 February 2013

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