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Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union office clock

Date: 1930-1960
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 mm, 2 kg
Medium: Metal, glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union of Australia
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Clock
Object No: 00009381
Place Manufactured:St Leonards

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    Description
    This wall clock came from the Federated Painters and Dockers Union office after they disbanded in 1991. The Painters and Dockers Union of Port Jackson was one of the large militant unions which began in the early 1900s.
    SignificanceThis clock is an interesting object that documents the history of the infamous Federated Painters' and Dockers' Union official headquarters.
    HistoryAt its inception in January 1900 the Painters and Dockers Union was called the Balmain Laborers' Union. By August 1900, it had changed its name to the Painters and Dockers' Union of Port Jackson, and eventually the Federated Painters and Dockers Union of Australia in 1909. The Union had strong connections with Balmain as most of its early members worked as casual or unskilled labourers at Morts Dock and Engineering Workshops in Balmain. The Union disbanded in 1991.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Wall clock from the offices of the Federated Painters and Dockers Union of Australia

    Primary title: Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union office clock

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