Welcome to the 1870s, a time when Silver is discovered in Broken Hill and in ...


Nine employers, mostly in the ship-repairing industry, band together to form the Iron Trades Employers' Association (ITEA) in NSW with a “dual purpose of protecting its members against organised labour and against imports”.

The Iron Trades Employers' Association would pave the way for the establishment of The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).



The Ironmasters’ Association of Victoria forms in July with a membership of 45 firms.