However, it did not attract sustained member support in the FLAIEU. The industrial focus of the Sherry / Huxtable group acknowledged the changes taking place in the industry and this resonated with members.
This combination of political interest and focus on the new realities of a changing industry were the leadership characteristics the FLAIEU Branch needed to modernise its operations.
Primary sources for this history include holdings of FLAIEU national records by the Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University (hereafter NBAC) and documents held in storage by the Tasmanian Branch of the LHMU.
(7.) For a history of the Victorian Branch of the FLAIEU, see A.
(8.) The FLAIEU Tasmanian Branch correspondence and some other records are held in NBAC.
(11.) Interview with George Burgess, former northern organiser and Tasmanian Branch Secretary, FLAIEU, Launceston, 10 February 2006.
(12.) FLAIEU, 'Special Tasmanian Branch Reporf, n.d., Jim Mahoney.
(14.) FLAIEU, 'Federal Secretary's Report, 1 June 1962-31 January 1963', Federal Council, 1963.
(15.) FLAIEU, 'Special Tasmanian Branch Reporf, n.d., Federal Office FLAIEU, Melbourne.
(20.) Interview with David Baird, former organiser and Tasmanian Branch Secretary FLAIEU, Hobart, 27 June 2006.
(24.) Letter from George Burgess to members of the Tasmanian Branch of the FLAIEU, n.d.
(25.) FLAIEU, 'Don't let it slip your mind', election flyer authorised by David Baird and others, n.d.