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Trade Union entry Ballarat Typographical Society (1857 - 1921)

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Formed in 1857, this small, conservative body operated independently from larger amalgamations within Victoria and nationally until it eventually merged with the Victorian Typographical Society and the Australian Bookbinders & Paper Rulers' Association to become part of the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia in 1921.


 1857 - 1921 Ballarat Typographical Society
       1917 - 1966 Printing Industry Employees Union of Australia
             1966 - 1986 Printing & Kindred Industries Union (i)
                   1986 - 1992 Printing & Kindred Industries Union (ii)
                         1992 - 1995 Printing & Kindred Industries Union (iii)
                               1995 - Automotive Food Metals Engineering Printing & Kindred Industries Union

Archival resources

The Noel Butlin Archives Centre, ANU Archives Program

  • Victorian Typographical Society - Records, 1857 - 1961, M23; The Noel Butlin Archives Centre, ANU Archives Program. Details

Published resources


  • Fitzgerald, R.T., The Printers of Melbourne: The History of a Union, Pitman in association with Printing and Kindred Industries Union, Melbourne, 1967, 173 pp. Details
  • Hagan, James, Printers and Politics: A History of the Australian Printing Unions 1850-1950, Australian National University Press in association with the Printing and Kindred Industries Union, Canberra, 1966, 386 pp. Details

Ross G. Elford