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Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union of Australia

Australian, 1909 - 1993

Institution: Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union of Australia
Federated Ship Painters and Dockers' Union of Port Jackson was established in in 1900 and soon represented represent painters and dockers working throughout Sydney Harbour, not just Balmain, it grew from 449 members in 1902 to 1,954 in 1907. The union amalgamated with similar unions in other states to form the Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union of Australia in 1909. The union achieved federal registration in 1916.