Mining Organizations


Australian Council of Trade Unions – formed in 1927


Colliery Employees’ Federation body representing unskilled miners before representation by the Miners’ Federation

Central Council

Elected national committee of the Miners’ Federation.

Joint Coal Board (JCB)

Established by the federal and NSW Governments after WWII to supervise the coal industry.

Miners Federation

Popular name for the Australasian Coal and Shale Employee’ Federation c1915; represents unskilled or ordinary mineworkers in Australia.

Miners Lodge

The organisational unit of the Miners’ Federation centred on an individual mine.

Northern Colliery Owners’ Association (NCA)


Metcalfe, Andrew, W., For freedom and Dignity: historical agency and class structures in the Coalfields of NSW, Allen & Auwin Sydney 1988.

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University of Wollongong. Mine Glossary. From . Retrieved on 14/03/2013.

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