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Queensland Council of Unions Collection
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Trades and Labor Council of Queensland Records

  • UQFL118
  • Collection
  • 1894-

The collection reflects not only the emergence of the central organising body of the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland, achieved in 1947, but the often radical and pioneering nature of the Queensland labour movement itself. This is especially to be seen in documents relating to the 1890s shearers' strikes, the Cosme Settlement, the 1912 tramway strike, the 1946/48 strikes and those of the 1960s. Includes minutes (1922-1984), reports, agenda and decisions, financial records, correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Papers relate to : industrial disputes, Cosme colony, the Eight Hour Day Movement, Communist Party of Australia (Queensland) and Australian Labor Party, Workers' Educational Association, Australian Labor Day Committee, Queensland Industrial Court, Trade Union congresses, and Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Includes issues of The Organiser (1937-1939) and Cosme Monthly (1894-1904).

Trades and Labor Council of Queensland

Kath Thomas Papers

  • UQFL175
  • Collection
  • 1954-1981.

Includes Labour history material, historical leaflets, various minutes of the Trades and Labour Council (Qld) Equal Pay Committee and A.C.T.U., news clippings, research notes and submissions, correspondence and research notes of the A.M.I.E.U. and the U.A.W.

Thomas, Kath, 1911-

Toowoomba Trades and Labor Council Records

  • UQFL262
  • Collection
  • 1931-1991.

Correspondence, financial records and accounts of TLC, ALP and Trades Hall,Toowoomba. Diaries, speakers' notes, minutes, bulletins/periodicals, receipts, programmes, pamphlets, registrations, publications, decisions, press releases and Labour Day records.

Toowoomba Trades and Labor Council

Documenting left politics and struggles in Brisbane

  • UQFL281
  • Collection
  • 1949-1995.

Reports, pamphlets, brochures, conference material, meeting minutes, correspondence, journals and posters relating to Left-wing politics in Brisbane with an emphasis on women's movement activities and trade union activity within Telecom Australia. Collection also includes family photographs, ephemera and trade union and Australian Labor Party membership tickets.
Bulk of records cover 1980s and early 1990s.

McFarlane, Marie

Cecily Cameron Papers

  • UQFL439
  • Collection
  • 1889-1992

Correspondence, minutes, reports, bulletins, flyers, photographs and notes relating to the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland and its Secretary from 1952 until 1969, Alex Macdonald. Includes Labour Day flyers from the 1890s and anti-conscription flyers and posters from World War One.

Cameron, Cecily, 1934-2007