Australian Trade Union Archives

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Australian Trade Union Archives is a website intended to be an online resource for archived and present day material related to industrial organisations in Australia. [1]

It went online in 2002. [2]

It is a joint project of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre of the University of Melbourne, the Noel Butlin Archives Centre of the Australian National University, the School of Information Management and Systems at Monash University, and the archives of the University of Wollongong. [2]

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  1. "National Library of Australia eResources - Australian Trade Union Archives". National Library of Australia . Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Labour, Trade Union History Goes Online For All". Australian Council of Trade Unions. 12 April 2002. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.