Deposit T1 - Woolclassers' Association deposit 1

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AU NBAC T1

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Woolclassers' Association deposit 1

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  • 1910 - 1960 (Creation)

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5.4 m

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(1909 - 1933)

Biographical history

The association was registered under the New South Wales Trade Union Act of 1881 on 6 September 1909. The Association was formed to cover woolclassers in country sheds, as shearers and most other shed hands were covered by the Australian Workers' Union, and classers working in woolstores by the Federated Storemen and Packers' Union. In the early years an award was negotiated with the various New South Wales pastoral associations and then registered in the Industrial Court. The Association applied for federal registration, which it obtained in 1933, and changed its name to the Woolclassers' Association of Australia and acted as its New South Wales Branch.

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(1933 -)

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The Woolclassers' Association of Australia was formed originally from the Woolclassers' Association of New South Wales which covered woolclassers in country sheds, as shearers and most other shed hands were covered by the Australian Workers' Union, and classers working in woolstores by the Federated Storemen & Packers' Union. The Association applied for federal registration, which it obtained in 1933, and changed its name to the Woolclassers' Association of Australia. A Victorian Branch (from 1945 the Victorian/Tasmanian Branch) affiliated late in 1934 and a South Australian Branch affiliated in 1949. The Woolclassers' and Experts' Association of Western Australia which had existed since 1919 affiliated in 1950. A Queensland Branch was formed in 1962, and the Riverina sub-branch in 1963.

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Rules, minutes of NSW Branch (1914-1938), Federal Council (1934-1949) and conferences, correspondence, arbitration material, membership records (1916-1960), financial records, shed returns, printed material and photographs.

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Entered from deposit description 12 October 2012

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