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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF MAIN INDUSTRIAL EVENTS.

                                                                           
Australia as a Whole  Queensland  New South Wales 
1879  First Inter-Colonial Trade Union Congress  --  --  1879 
1882  Foundation of Amalgamated Miners' Association  --  --  1882 
1886  Formation of Australian Shearers' Union  --  --  1886 
1889  --  Formation of Australian Labour Federation.  Foundation of Socialist League  1887 
1890  Aug. Maritime Strike.  Jan.Shearers' Strike (successful). Aug. A.L.F. declares for Political Action.  --  1890 
1891  --  Shearers' Strike. Peace Preservation Act.  Foundation of Labour Party. Thirty-six Labourites elected.  1891 
1892  --  Four Labour Members elected.  Broken Hill Miners' Strike.  1892 
1893  Bank Smashes. Severe Industrial Depression begins.  First Workers-in-Politics Conference. Socialism masked.  Caucus Pledge; Expulsion of Cook, etc.  1893 
1894  Shearers' Strike (defeated).  --  Burning of S.S. Rodney by Strikers.  1894 
1895  --  Elections. Labour wins 20 seats.  Reid Ministry supported by Labour.  1895 
1896  --  --  Election on Upper House Issue  1896 
1897  --  --  Foundation of Socialist Labour Party.  1897 
1898  --  --  --  1898 
1899  --  Glassey deposed from Leadership.  Lyne-Barton Ministry.  1899 
1900  Drought begins.  --  Preference to Unionists on Public Works.  1900 
1901  Jan. Federation of Australian States consummated. Severe drought.  Federation.  Federation. Drought. First Arbitration Court established.  1901 
1902  Immigration Restriction Acts (White Australia). Protective Tariff. Nov. First Inter-State Labour Party Conference.  --  Female Suffrage.  1902 
1903  Dec.Federal Elections.  Sept. Labour represented by Kidston in a Coalition Ministry.  Labour becomes direct Opposition.  1903 
1904  Jan. Australian Shearers' Union amalgamates with Queensland S.U. as Australian Workers' Union. April. First Commonwealth Labour Ministry (Watson). Aug. Watson Ministry defeated. Alliance with Deakin. Dec. Commonwealth Arbitration Court.  --  --  1904 
1905  July 2nd. Inter-State Conference of Labour Party. Adoption of Moderate Socialist and Nationalist Objective.  Mar. Workers-in-Politics Conference adopts Moderate Socialist Objective. Kidston rats from Labour Party. Deportation of Kanakas. White Labour on Cane-fields.  Jan. Moderate Socialist and Nationalist Objective adopted by Labour Conference.  1905 
1906  Dec. Federal Elections.  --  --  1906 
1907  Foundation of I.W.W. Clubs in Australia. First Federal Living Wage Declaration (Harvester Wage).  --  --  1907 
1908  June. Federal Old Age Pensions Law passed. July. Inter-State Labour Party Conference. Adopts Compulsory Military Training. Nov. Fisher Labour Ministry assumes Office.  Jan. Foundation of Amalgamated Workers' Association.  Industrial Disputes Act. April. Trades Union Congress considers I.W.W. Oct. Tram Strike. Nov. Foundation of Coal-Miners' Federation.  1908 
1909  May. Fusion of Anti-Labour Parties. Fisher defeated. Cook Ministry.  Feb. First Conference of A.W.A. Theodore elected to Parliament.  Jan. Broken Hill Strike. April. Trade Union Congress. Trial of miners. Nov. Coal Strike, Coercion Act.  1909 
1910  April. Federal Elections. Labour Victory. Second Fisher Ministry.  July. A.W.A. launches Amalgamation Movement. Aug. Trade Union Congress endorses A.L.F. Dec. Amalgamation between A.W.A., Sugar-workers, etc.  Nov. Election. McGowen Labour Government.  1910 
1911  April. Coal-Vend Case. Constitutional Referenda defeated. May. First Australian Local of I.W.W. chartered in Adelaide.  Sugar-workers' Strike. Aug. T.U.C., A.L.F. replaces Trades Council in Brisbane.  Jan.Gas Strike. June. Crisis caused by Resignations of Horne and Dunn. Willis elected speaker. July. Hoskins Strike. Sept. Special Conference lays down its Authority over Politicians. Nov. Waterside Strike. Dec. Coal Strike; Victimisation of Russell.  1911 
1912  Commencement of Naval Construction in Australia. July. First Amalgamation Conference of A.W.U. Commonwealth Notes Act.  Jan. Badge Strike on Brisbane Trams. Feb. General Strike. Industrial Peace Act.  Beeby's Arbitration Act. Aug. Appointments to Legislative Council. Oct. Site granted to B.H.P. for Steelworks. Dec. Beeby resigns to oppose Referenda.  1912 
1913  Jan. Opening of Commonwealth Bank. Amalgamation between A.W.U., A.W.A.,etc. Labour defeated. Constitutional Referenda. Cook Fusion Ministry. Establishment of I.W.W. Headquarters in Sydney.  --  Jan. Beeby re-elected. Feb. Gas Strike. McGowen calls for Scabs. March. Ferry Strike. April. Railway Porters' Strike. July. Holman succeeds McGowen as Premier. Dec. Elections. Labour Majority increased.   1913 
1914  Jan. First Issue of Direct Action. Promotion of A.U.Federation. Aug. European War.Sept.Elections. Third Fisher Ministry.  Dissolution of A.L.F.  April. Wheat Lumpers' Strike. Oct. Seizure of Wheat Crop; First Pool. Dec. Necessary Commodities Control Act.  1914 
1915  May. Inter-State Conference. Federal Executive. June. Anstey leaves Labour Party. July. War Census. Hughes Prime Minister.  June. Return of Ryan Labour Government. Aug. State Butchers' Shops. Dec. Workmen's Compensation Act.  Norton-Griffiths' Contract. Fair Rents Act. State Trawling Industry established. Nov. Strike for 44 hours at Broken Hill.  1915 
1916  Jan. A.W.U. condemns Conscription. Amalgamation of A.W.U. and R.W.G.L.U. March.Trade Union Congress against Conscription. Amalgamation of A.W.U. and F.M.W.U. Sept.Hughes declares for Conscription. Oct. First Conscription Referendum. Dec. Nationalist “Labour” Government. Nov.I.W.W. declared Unlawful Association. Dec. Inter-State Labour Conference expels Conscriptionists.  Feb. Labour Conference declares against Conscription. Industrial Arbitration Act. State Insurance Office founded.  Feb. Early Closing of Hotels. April. Industrial Section captures Conference. Holman offers to resign. Sept. Holman expelled from Labour Party. Oct. Formation of Nationalist Government. Nov. Coal Strike (Bank to Bank Question).  1916 
1917  May.Federal Elections. Labour routed. Sept.Transport Strike. Dec. Second Conscription Referendum.  May. Referendum on Abolition of Council. Aug. Northern Railway Strike. Sept. Proclamation acquiring Ships. Dec. Ryan-Hughes Dispute.  May. Elections. Labour Defeated. First O.B.U. Conference. Aug. Card System Strike begins.  1917 
1918  April. Governor-Generals' Conference. July. Perth Inter-State Conference. Peace Resolutions. Dec. Trade Union Congress affirms O.B.U.  Mar. Labour returned with Increased Majority. Aug. Strike in State Butchers' Shops. Nov. Disturbances at Hughenden. Dec. Ryan goes to England. Theodore Acting-Premier.  Feb. New Arbitration Act. May. Anti-recruiting Resolutions of Labour Council. Aug. One Big Union Congress. Sept. Royal Commission on I.W.W. Cases.  1918 
1919  Jun. Inter-State Conference adopts New Objective and decides against Compulsory Training. Collapse of O.B.U. Dec. T.J.Ryan enters Federal Politics as Campaign Director. Federal Elections. Labour Defeat.  Jan. Drought. Severe Unemployment. Mar. Labour Party Manifesto on O.B.U. Red Flag Riots and Pogrom by Soldiers. June. Return of Ryan. Acquisition of Chillagoe Enterprises. July. Townsville Riot and Shootings.Oct. Ryan resigns Premiership to enter Federal Politics. Theodore Premier.  June. Split between O.B.U. and A.W.U. Extremists expelled from Labour Party. Oct. Revelation of Georgeson Wheat Scandal.  1919 
1920  --  Jan. W.Lennon, Lieutenant-Governor.Feb. Legislative Council swamped. June. Theodore fails to raise a Loan in London.Oct. Elections. Labour Majority reduced. Retrenchment begins.  March. Return of Storey Government.  1920 
1921  June. Trade Union Congress recommends New Objective. Oct. Inter-State Conference adopts New Objective.  --  April. Conference Dispute between A.W.U. and Labour Government. Oct. Death of Storey. Dooley Premier.  1921 
1922  --  --  March. Defeat of Dooley Government. Labour Split.  1922 

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