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Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc. BENDIGO, Victoria

The Bendigo Trades Hall has a long history in Bendigo. Our building, originally the Mining Wardens Court established to hear Mining disputes, was constructed as a meeting place for local labour organisations affiliated as the Bendigo Trades and Labour Council of Bendigo, on land granted to them in View Street. Labour organisations received strong support in Bendigo from the earliest days of the township, when the poor working conditions of the miners led to the creation of, firstly the Miners' Eight Hours Association in the 1860s and then the Bendigo Miners' Association in the 1870s. With the development of the town and the influx of variously skilled workers, other labour organisations were formed and, in 1885, the Bendigo Trades and Labour Council was established as an umbrella body. The Council were granted the use of an early mining warden's court in View Street, to which additions were made in 1896 enabling the use of the building as a trades hall. In 1913 a large two storeyed section fronting View Street was added to the Bendigo Trades Hall, designed by architect, JH Hurley. In the 1930s and 1940s the early hall is thought to have been demolished and a replacement hall constructed. This building is still in use today and is supported by 24 affiliated unions. Our collection contains approximately 1000 items.

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34-40 View Street Bendigo VIC 3550 (map)
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+61 (03) 5443 5173

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

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34-40 View Street BENDIGO Victoria

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Book - Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia 1963

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard binder book

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Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia No. 49 1963

Book - Victoria Parliamentary Debates Vol. 220

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard binder book with pages 1-928

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Victoria Parliamentary Debates Years 1945-1946 Vol. 220 Pages 1-928

Hard bound Book - Australia commonwealth Acts 1958

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard bound book

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Australia commonwealth Acts 1958

Book - Parliamentary Debates - 14th July to 6th August 1931

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

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Commonwealth of Australia| Parliamentary Debates| 14th July to 6th August 1931| 21-22 Geo. V.| Volume 131| Pages 3841-5128| 13th Parliament | 1st Session"| Hon. J. M Fenton MP

Picture - Lawrence Cohen

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Large Framed Photo

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Presented To Bendigo Trades and Labor Council By B. Johnson Esq. Delegate, Carters' and Drivers' I. Union (top) Lawrence Cohen Assistant Secretary, Trades Hall Council President, Political Labor Council, 1914-15 1915-16 Born March 22 1874 - Died Feby 12 1916 (bottom)

Book - Parliamentary Debates 26th October to 29th November, 1933

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates 26th October to 29th November, 1933 24 GEO. V. Volume 142 Pages 4027-5138 13th Parliament 1st Session (Fourth Period) Hon. J. E. Fenton, M, P.

Book - Parliamentary Debates. Representatives. 15th Feb to 14th Apr 1954

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates Representatives 15th Feb to 14th Apr 1954 3 Eliz. 11 Vol. H. of R.3 Pages 1-433 20th Parliament 3rd Session (First Period) Hon. P. J. Clarey, M.P.

Book - Parlimentay Debates Sep 5th - Oct 10th 1911

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard Binder Book containing Aprox. 1236 pages

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Commonwealth of Australia, Parliamentary Debates 5th Sept. To 10th Oct. 1911 II. George V Volume LX Pages 1 - 1236. 4Th Parliament. 2nd Session. Mr Fenton.

FMEA WW1 Honor Roll

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

WW1 Honor Roll for the Federated Mining Employees Association. Artist Berne Marcollo

Book - Year book Australia 1968 no. 54

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Year book Australia 1968 No. 54 Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics

Picture - D. W. Lewis

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Large Framed Photo

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D. W. Lewis Secretary Bendigo Trades & Labor Council 1904-1932

Book - Year book of the Commonwealth of Australia book

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Year book of the Commonwealth of Australia No. 51 1965

Book - Parliamentary Debates Representatives 17th April th 24th May 1956

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates Representatives 17th April to 24th May 1956 5 Eliz 11 Volume H of R 10 Pages 1345-2512 22nd Parliament 1st Session (First Period) Hon. P. J. Clarey M.P.

Book - Victorian Parliamentary Debates

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Victorian Parliamentary Debates Years 1946-1947 Vol 223 Pages 3441-4928

Book - Parliamentary Debates 22nd February to 30th March

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates 22nd February to 30th March, 1950 14 GEO. V1. Volume 206 Pages 1-1500 19th Parliament 1st Session (First Edition) Hon. P. J. Clarey. M. P.

Book - Victorian Parliamentary Debates

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Victorian Parliamentary Debates Session 1942-43 Vol 213 With Appendix Joint meeting of houses Pages 1-1604

Book - Parliamentary Debates - 12 March to 2nd May 1930

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

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Commonwealth of Australia| Parliamentary Debates| 12 March to 2nd May 1930| 20-21 Geo. V.| Volume 123| Pages 1-1420| 12th Parliament | 1st Session"| Hon. J. M Fenton MP

Book - Parliamentary Debates 13th Jan to 22nd Mar 1926

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard Bind Book with pages 1-1824

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates. 13th January to 22nd March 1926. 16 George V. Volume 112. Pages 1-1824. 10th Parliament 1st Session (First Period). Mr Fenton

Book - Parliamentary Debates Senate 4th Aug to 11th Nov 1954

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard binder book with pages 1-1427

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates Senate 4th August to 11th November 1954 3 Eliz. II. Vol. S. 4 Pages 1-1427 21st Parliament 1st session (first period) Hon. P. J. Clarey MP

Book - Parliamentary Debates Senate 22nd May to 21st June 1956

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Commonwealth of Australia Parlimentary Debates Senate 22nd May to 21st June 1956 5 Eliz 11 Vol S. 8 Pages 841-1846 22nd Parliament 1st Session (First Period) Hon. P. J. Clarey, M.P.

Book - Victoria Parliamentary Debates

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Victorian Parliamentary debates Years 1946-1947 Vol 224 Pages 4929-5990

Book - Victoria Parliamentry Debates

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Victoria Parliamentary Debates Session 1939 Vol 208 Pages 1369-2760

Book - Year Book Australia 1947

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Paper back book

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Year Book Australia 1947 No. 60 ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

Book - Parliamentary Debates 7th March to 16th March, 1951

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates 7th March to 16th March, 1951 15 GEO. V1 Volume 212 Pages 1-693 19th Parliament 1st Session (Third Period) Hon. P. J. Clarey, M. P.

Book - Parliamentary Debates 27th September to 24th October 1950

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard Binder book with pages 1-1232

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates 27th September to 24th October 1950 14 Geo VI Volume 209 Pages 1-1232 19th Parliament 1st Session (second period) Hon. P. J. Clarey MP

Book - Parliamentary Debates 24th October to 23rd November 1950

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard Binder book with pages 1233-3016

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates 24th October to 23rd November 1950 14 Geo. VI. Volume 210 Pages 1233-3016 19th Parliament 1st session (second period) Hon. P. J. Clarey MP

Book - Victoria Parliamentary Debates

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book

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Victoria Parliamentary Debates Years 1945-1946 Vol 221 Pages 929-2147

BTHC 1990's

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Photo of the Bendigo Trades Hall in the year 1990.

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Presented to Bendigo THC With Thanks Arnold, Thomas & Becker 13-02-90

Book - Parliamentary Debates 8th March to 27th April 1933

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Book.

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates 8th March to 27th April, 1933 23 GEO. V. Volume 138 Pages 1.1016 13th Parliamentary 1st Session (Fourth Period) Hon. J. E. Fenton, M. P.

Book - Parliamentary Debates 2nd Mar to 24th Mar 1927

Bendigo Trades Hall Council & Literary Institute Inc., BENDIGO

Hard Bind Book with pages 1-1085

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Commonwealth of Australia Parliamentary Debates. 2nd March to 24th March 1927. 17 George V. Volume 115. Pages 1-1085. 10th Parliament 1st Session (second Period) Mr Fenton