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The rise of railway unionism : a study of New South Wales and Victoria, c.1880-1905

Docherty, James Cairns


Despite unpromising beginnings, the railways of New South Wales and Victoria by 1905, had emerged as one of the most heavily unionised industries in the community. This thesis examines the origins and early history of railway trade unionism in New South Wales and Victoria in the period 1880 to 1905. To do this, it is divided into three sections. The first section, 'Foundations', explores the formation and characteristics of the locomotive enginemen's associations and the 'new' mass railway...[Show more]

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Date published: 1973-12
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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