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New Zealand Labourers', General Workers and Related Trades Industrial Union of Workers

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ulan

Scope and Contents

The records include the working files of the organisations, chiefly correspondence and subject files, together with some minutes and accounts, also awards, printed material on workers' compensation, and some newspaper clippings. The bulk of the union material comes from the 1940s, with all the files closed in 1948.

Please consult list in paper form.


  • Creation: 1929-1969

Conditions Governing Access

Partially closed

Access and use

Access is freely available in the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.

Biographical/Historical note

New Zealand Labourers', General Workers and Related Trades Industrial Union of Workers

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Records of the Wellington Labourers and the New Zealand Federated Labourers are combined in one collection, both having been administered by P.M. Butler from 1930. The files of the two organisations, under their successive names, are intermingled. The Wellington union began as the Wellington Builders' and General Labourers' Union and from 1936 to 1943 successively took in Nelson, Westland and Marlborough. The New Zealand Federation, dormant during the Depression, expanded in the years after 1936.

Butler was on the executive of the Federation of Labour in the 1950s and appeared for the Federation before the Price Tribunal on several occasions and before the 1957 Royal Commission of Inquiry on the D.I.C. scaffolding accident. His material from these activities is also included.


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J C Beaglehole Room - archives and manuscripts
In Progress
Nicola Frean
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Finding aid is written inEnglish
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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

P O Box 3438
Wellington 6140 New Zealand
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