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Trade Union entry Buninyong Miners Association (? - 1874)

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The Buninyong Miners' Association, formed to protect the wages and conditions of miners in and around Buninyong, eventually merged with a range of other mining unions in 1874 to form the Amalgamated Miners' Association of Victoria after the strike and riots at Clunes in 1873. Initially there were 1,832 members drawn from twelve unions. The union soon spread to New South Wales where it becmae the strongest union in that colony. In 1916, it became the Australian Coal & Shale Employees' Federation, also known as the 'Miners' Federation'.


 ? - 1874 Buninyong Miners Association
       1874 - c. 1884 Amalgamated Miners Association of Victoria
             c. 1884 - 1916 Amalgamated Miners Association of Australasia
                   1916 - 1990 Australasian Coal & Shale Employees Federation
                         1990 - 1992 United Mineworkers Federation of Australia
                               1992 Construction Forestry & Mining Employees Union
                                     1992 - 1993 Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (i)
                                           1993 - Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (ii)

Bruce A. Smith