McDonald, John
November 1962
Bulletin of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour Histo;Nov1962, Issue 3, p44
Academic Journal
The article discusses the life and career of Peter Tyler, the first Australian Trade Union Secretary, in the context of the early labor movement. Tyler's efforts in the organization of the Australian Society of Compositors and his correspondence with Great Britain on the behalf of migrant trade workers who were denied promised apprenticeship positions is discussed. Rules for the standards of apprenticeship in the industry established at a general meeting held in 1840 are examined. An account of Tyler's earlier legal troubles is mentioned.


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