Victorian Association of Journeymen Felt Hatters

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Victorian Association of Journeymen Felt Hatters

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Dates of existence

1878 - 1912


The Victorian Association of Journeymen Felt Hatters was established in 1878. In 1912 it officially joined with a number of other unions, including the Australasian Association of Felt Hatters established in 1892, the South Australian Association of Journeymen Felt Hatters, established in 1887, the Victorian Felt Hat Trimmers and Binders’ Society, established in 1891, the New South Wales Society of Journeymen Felt Hatters and Trimmers and Binders, established in 1902, and the Victorian Felt Hatters Assistants’ to form the Federated Felt Hatting Employees’ Union of Australasia. The union was registered under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act on 29 June 1912 although the amalgamation had established it in 1911.

The name of the Union was changed to the Federated Felt Hatting & Allied Trade Employees Union of Australia in March 1950. It amalgamated with the Australian Textile Workers Union in 1984, which in 1987 amalgamated with the Australian Boot Trade Employees Federation to form the Amalgamated Footwear and Textile Workers Union of Australia. A further amalgamation was completed in 1992 with the Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia which formed the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.


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Entered from deposit description on 25 January 2013




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