ProvenanceBadge produced by the Waterside Workers Federation for a life member.
The first waterside workers' unions in Australia were formed in Port Adelaide, Sydney, and Sandridge (Port Melbourne) in 1872. Following the federation of unions in 1890 the Waterside Workers Federation established a national focused body in 1902. The Port Adelaide branch became affiliated with the Port Adelaide Working Men’s Association in the 1920s. The Waterside worker’s hall on Nile Street in Port Adelaide (now known as a venue for arts) is an example of the importance of the unions to the labourers of Port Adelaide with the federation hosting the hall with other union groups and activists.SignificanceAn example of union ephemera from the 20th century associated with Port Adelaide.DescriptionA metal (gold colour) and enamel (blue, white, red and yellow) badge. The initials 'W.W.F.' (Waterside Workers Federation) are in gold on a white banner at the top edge. 'Life Member' in gold on white at the bottom. Centrepiece has a red ship on blue water with the docks in yellow.
Back of badge has name of maker: Angus & Coote.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementKeywordsbadgesDate of CreationDate of UsageMaterialPaper
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Unit (Lengths): mm Accession NumberHT 1987.0767