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John Henry O'Neil Collection
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25 years service as secretary

Correspondence and press cuttings relating to the celebration of John Henry O'Neil's 25 years service as secretary of Trades Hall Council, June 1952, notes for speech including history of Trades Union and control of working hours and Wages Board Acts.

John Henry O'Neil

Associate Commissioner

Official appointment as Associate Commissioner of the H.E.C., 1954, and correspondence relating to his retirement (1970), staff discount on H.E.C. charges, brief notes on the history of the H.E.C.

John Henry O'Neil

H.E.C. Photograph album

Commemorative album of photographs of dams and power stations presented to J.H. O'Neil on his retirement from the Hydro-Electric Commission.

John Henry O'Neil

John Henry O'Neil Collection

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  • 1921-1970

Collection consists of correspondence, press cuttings and photographs relating to John Henry O'Neil's work.

John Henry O'Neil



  1. J.H. O'Neil. Reprint from The Journal of the Building Transport & Timber Workers' Union vol. 1, no. 1
  2. J.H. O'Neil addressing Trades Hall Council Meeting, c1962
  3. Trades Hall Council Meeting c September 1962
  4. H.E.C. Commissioner and Associate Commissioners: A. Knight, G. Newstead, L.A. Johnstone, J.H. O'Neil. Signed, no date.

John Henry O'Neil

Press cuttings

Personal tributes etc., including 8 Hour Day parade 1921, carbine rifles used by Thomas Mitchell to drill boys found in roof of St. Peter's School 1964.

John Henry O'Neil


Correspondence relating to John Henry O'Neil's resignation as secretary and delegate to State Executive owing to ill health and eye operation dated March-May 1958.

John Henry O'Neil

Retirement 1968

Letters and statements in tribute to his work (1967-1970), including minutes of Federated Confectioners' Association of Australia Conference, Adelaide, 20-24 April 1970.

John Henry O'Neil

Trades Union Archives : A.N.U.

Correspondence with the Australian National University about the establishment of Labor Party and Trades Union Archives, including lists of pamphlets donated by O'Neil, November 1959.

John Henry O'Neil