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The Minute Books of Pre-Federation Australian Trade Unions, in the collections of twelve institutions record collective decision-making by Australian workers in the nineteenth-century. They are a record of democracy for workers – both men and women. They document the early formulation of our current industrial relations system, the beginnings of our social welfare system, the early history of communities and industries, and working lives that are no longer accessible today. They record events and achievements as they happened, local issues and disputes that developed into general strikes and became the first steps in broader campaigns such as that for the 8-Hour Day and the impetus for political representation of workers through the formation of the Australian Labor Party.

This digital collection is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.

Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 105
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Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Kalgoorlie Branch minutes

Author(s)Amalgamated Society of Engineers. Kalgoorlie Branch
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedSep 1899 - Dec 1903
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Tailors Trade Society, Melbourne minutes

Author(s)Tailors' Trade Protection Society (1870 - 1907)
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedDec 1866 - May 1872
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Victorian Clothing Operatives Union minutes

Author(s)Pressers' Union. Victorian Branch
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedApr 1884 - Feb 1888
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Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, Coolgardie/Kalgoorlie Branch minutes

Author(s)Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners of Australia. Western Australia Branches
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedFeb 1895 - Mar 1901
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Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Balmain Branch minutes

Author(s)Amalgamated Society of Engineers. Balmain Branch
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedSep 1879 - Dec 1902
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Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Australasian Council minutes

Author(s)Amalgamated Society of Engineers
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedJun 1887 - Apr 1901
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United Operative Bricklayers' Trade Society of New South Wales, Sydney Lodge minutes

Author(s)Operative Bricklayers Trade Society of New South Wales
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedJun 1883 - Mar 1886
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United Operative Bricklayers' Society, Newtown Branch minutes

Author(s)Operative Bricklayers Trade Society of New South Wales
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedNov 1891 - May 1903
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United Operative Bricklayers' Society, Sydney Branch minutes

Author(s)Operative Bricklayers Trade Society of New South Wales
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedJun 1870 - Jun 1881
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Operative Bricklayers' Trade Society, Sydney Branch minutes

Author(s)Operative Bricklayers Trade Society of New South Wales
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedApr 1874 - Sep 1889
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Victorian Tailoresses' Union minutes

Author(s)Victorian Tailoresses' Association
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedDec 1897 - Jan 1906
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Friendly Society of United Operative Stonemasons, Stony Creek/Pentridge Lodge minutes

Author(s)Operative Stonemasons' Society of Australia, Victorian Branch
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedMay 1858 - Dec 1859
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Australian Workers' Union, Central Branch (Orange) minutes

Author(s)Australian Workers' Union. Central Branch (Orange)
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedMay 1899 - Dec 1911
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Australasian Institution of Marine Engineers minutes

Author(s)Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedJan 1881 - Aug 1905
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United Furniture Trade Society of Victoria minutes

Author(s)United Furniture Trade Society of Victoria
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedJul 1882 - Jul 1900
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Victorian Pressers' Union, General, Special, Quarterly Meeting minutes

Author(s)Pressers' Union. Victorian Branch
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedMar 1888 - Oct 1907
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Australasian Society of Engineers minutes

Author(s)Australasian Society of Engineers
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedFeb 1890 - Sep 1902
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Operative Bricklayers Trade Society of New South Wales, Sydney Lodge minutes

Author(s)Operative Bricklayers Trade Society of New South Wales
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedOct 1889 - Jan 1899
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Operative Plumbers' Society of New South Wales minutes

Author(s)Operative Plumbers' Society of New South Wales
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedMay 1900 - May 1901
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Sydney Wharf Labourers Union minutes

Author(s)Sydney Wharf Labourers Union
TypeManuscript
Date Published-
Date CreatedSep 1889 - Jan 1900

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