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Biographical entry Burgmann, Meredith (1947 - )

Sydney, New South Wales
Trade Union - Official and Politician - State - NSW (MLA or MLC)


Born in 1947, Meredith Burgmann became the first female President of the National Tertiary Education Union. She was a member of the Labor Council of New South Wales from 1978-1991 and of the ACTU Congress from 1983-1989.

Archival resources

The Noel Butlin Archives Centre, ANU Archives Program

  • Meredith Burgmann Papers, 1950 - 1982, N150; The Noel Butlin Archives Centre, ANU Archives Program. Details

Published resources


  • Burgmann. Meredith and Burgmann, Verity, Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activisim and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, 351 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Burgmann, Meredith, 'Revolution and Machismo: Women in the New South Wales Builder's Labourer's Federation, 1961-75', in Windschuttle, Elizabeth (ed.), Women, Class and History : Feminist Perspectives on Australia, 1788-1978, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Sydney, 1980, pp. 453-491. Details

Journal Articles

  • Burgmann, Meredith and Burgmann, Verity, ''A Rare Shift in Public Thinking': Jack Mundey and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation', Labour History, vol. 77, 1999, pp. 44-63. Details


  • Burgmann, Meredith, 'Perspectives for Revolutionary Unionism: The NSW Builders' Labourers' Federation 1961-1975', PhD thesis, Macquarie University, 1983. Details

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