National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Records of the Ministry of Labour (as filmed by the AJCP)
- Date Range
- 1941 - 1953
- Collection Number
- 18 items
- Language of Materials
- Australian Joint Copying Project
- The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.
Scope and Contents
Records of departments responsible for labour and employment matters and related bodies. Select items copied by the Ausralian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) from Series LAB 13 - Registered Files of the International Labour Division and the Overseas Department.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Access.
Conditions Governing Use
Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the National Archives of the UK. Further advice is available from: http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/legal/copyright/
Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material (The National Archives of the UK) and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.
Citation of items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material at the National Archives of the UK and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.
Example: TNA Series: CO 201/429, New South Wales. Original Correspondence. Despatches May-June 1850 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)
Further information on citation guidelines is available at The National Archives of the UK (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/citing-documents-national-archives/ ).
Material selectively filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project. AJCP Reels: 6781-6785.
Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.
Existence and Location of Originals
The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series Reference: Lab. For further information, see Lab at TNA.
Finding Aid Note
Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming by the AJCP rather than to the date range of the original Series or File.
This online finding aid, published by the National Library of Australia in 2018, is a revised version of the original paper handbooks: Australian Joint Copying Project. Handbook. Part 6. Public Record Office: Air Ministry, Board of Trade, Exchequer and Audit Department, Treasury and other Record Groups, Second Edition, pp xv, 61-62, National Library of Australia, 1995.
Great Britain: Ministry of Labour
Originally published as:
Australian Joint Copying Project. Handbook. Part 6. Public Record Office: Air Ministry, Board of Trade, Exchequer and Audit Department, Treasury and othe Record Groups, Second Edition, National Library of Australia, 1995.
The Ministry of Labour was established in 1916, taking over a number of responsibilities of the Board of Trade, especially those relating to industrial relations and relief for the unemployed.
From 1939 to 1959 it was the Ministry of Labour and National Service and its functions included the management of employment exchanges, recruitment and employment of foreign workers, resettlement of members of the Armed Forces, industrial rehabilitation and training of the disabled, and the administration of the youth employment service.
Files relate to Overseas Settlement Scheme for ex-servicemen, the Assisted passage scheme and other schemes of assisted migration to Australia and New Zealand particularly for British emigrants.
Selected pieces only were filmed by the Australian Joing Copying Project (AJCP).
Existence and Location of Originals
The National Archives of the UK (TNA).
Series Reference: Lab 13. For further information, see Lab 13 at TNA. (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10128")
Existence and Location of Copies
The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2080572] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.
Australia: immigration; New Zealand: immigration; Australia: emigration and immigration; New Zealand: emigration and immigration; Great Britain: armed forces demobilization; Coal Mining
The Overseas Departmen of the Ministry of Labour Department was created in 1942 and took over responsibility for relations with the international bodies. It maintained close relations with the Dominions in coordinating the allocation of labour during World War II and was later responsible for the emigration of persons from Britain for employment overseas.