Collection UQFL134 - Workers' Political Organisation Records

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Workers' Political Organisation Records


  • 1900-1928. (Creation)

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13 boxes.

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Workers Political Organizations were local Labor political organizations open to all unionists and non-unionists who accepted the Australian Labor Party platform. They were responsible for enrolling electors, educating workers in the principles of the Labor movement and choosing political candidates. The Democratic League was another local Labor political organization.

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Thomas Joseph Ryan KC (1 July 1876 – 1 August 1921) was an Australian politician who served as Premier of Queensland from 1915 to 1919, as leader of the state Labor Party. He resigned to enter federal politics, sitting in the House of Representatives for the federal Labor Party from 1919 until his premature death less than two years later. Ryan had joined the Rockhampton Workers' Political Organization in 1904.

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Collection previously titled as: Records, 1900-1928
Collection alternatively titled as: Workers' Political Organization (Rockhampton) Collection.

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Election material and pamphlets (1917 to 1920), letterbooks (1907 to 1910), minutes (1904 to 1906) and financial records (1905 to 1919) of the Workers' Political Organization (Rockhampton); minute books of the Democratic League (1900 to 1904) and the Queensland Labor Party (1912); correspondence of the Workers' Political Organization; Eight-Hour Day Celebration union and Labour Day Celebration union letterbooks and financial records (1913 to 1928)

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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