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Rankine, Bill [Papers]

Title
Rankine, Bill [Papers]
Repository
The University of Melbourne Archives
Reference
73/82
Date Range
1927 - 1965
Description

Bill Rankine emigrated from Scotland to Wonthaggi after World War One, gaining employment at the State Coal Mine in 1923. As well as an active unionist, Rankine was a keen amateur historian and preserved material relating to politics and social life in Wonthaggi.
Files on the Miners' Federation (particulalry the Wonthaggi Branch), Wonthaggi Co-operative Society, C.P.A., A.L.P., the peace movement, Wonthaggi local government; rank and file job bulletins 1933- 1935; "Union Voice"; Australian Coal and Shale Employees' Federation bulletins/bradsheets, files, minutes, disputes; Wonthaggi Miners' Union theatre statements and notes; conference material; Trades and Labor Council pamphlets; Wonthaggi Hospital/Pensioners constitution; annual reports and balance sheets; peace movement material; newspaper clippings. Also copies of "Common Cause", "Midday Times", "Wonthaggi Sentinel".

Quantity
10 boxes & 5 flat boxes
Access
Open

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