Series 24 - Staff Matters, Awards, Press Cuttings, Orders, Stores, and Other Papers


Date Range1963 - 1990
Quantity10 cm, 27 files
ProvenancePigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Description

A varied series, including: staff and staff matters; plant stores; expenditure requisitions; production, manufacturing and packaging; visit reports; awards and wages; financial statements; BASF and Hoechst samples; and articles on the closure of Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited.

While it appears these files were kept together, many are not clearly related by their content and, due to the way the records were handled at the time the organisation was closed down, it is not possible to determine the department or section which collected or retained them. As a result, the series has been retained, and listed under the provenance of Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited. This includes Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand Limited files pre-dating the formation of PMA Ltd.


Inventory Listing

24-1 Staff Meeting, Safety and Other Staff Matters

Many of the papers look to have been distributed to J. Barnes, Training Supervisor.

Includes staff meeting minutes, batch sheets for monolite yellow, pamphletts for catering equipment companies, memos about costs, clearance certificates, staff meetings, safety competition sheets, annual luncheon, section progress form for safety/housekeeping inspections, loose notes on safety, four safety posters.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1974 - 1978    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier PMA0002 Box Number 46 Series 24
24-2 Staff Matters - Time Study Analysis Sheets, Workstudy and Minutes

Includes handwritten minutes of PMA Ltd staff meeting, diagram of part of the processing plant, batch sheets, Azo wet plant calculations and handwritten notes, a document titled "ICIANZ Ltd Dyes and Fabrics Group - Workstudy Investigation Pigments Incentive Proposal", large diagram of a can washing machine, Time Study Analysis sheets by ICIANZ Workstudy Section, and other papers.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1959 - 1978, Maily pre-1972    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Diagrams, Minutes and Agendas and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier PMA0003 Box Number 46 Series 24
24-3 Production Sold and Service Usages 1978 -

Includes reports of quarterly sales in kilograms, total production tables, Azo recoveries by quarters, production summaries, monthly report balance sheets.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1978 - 1990    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Reports, Tables of data and Figures
Inventory Identifier PMA0004 Box Number 46 Series 24
24-4 Standing Orders

This file includes a document inscribed "Mr. D. Thompson" in the top right corner. Also includes authorisation of stores, warrants and petty cash vouchers, planned ordering, coding of capital expenditure, verification of suppliers' invoices, central charges, a report on personnel office and stores, and a paper entitled "Reponsibilities of Storeman".

Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1963 - 1967    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Memoranda, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier PMA0005 Box Number 46 Series 24
24-5 Index of Stores Vocabulary and Other Papers
Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1974? - 1975    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Loose Notes and Indexes
Inventory Identifier PMA0006 Box Number 46 Series 24
24-6 Ropes Cordage and Twines

The file cover is inscribed with the following title: "Ropes Cordage and Twines - Price Schedules For Contract Nos. 364, 365 and 794 - ICIANZ Prices in Red Print". Contains a comprehensive price list of products from James Miller & Company Pty. Ltd.

Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1966    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Lists
Inventory Identifier PMA0007 Box Number 46 Series 24
24-7 Stores Lists
Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1963 - 1965    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Photocopied Documents and Lists
Inventory Identifier PMA0008 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-8 Plant Spares
Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1963 - 1968    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents, Lists and Tables of data
Inventory Identifier PMA0009 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-9 General Stores Items Filter Cloth
Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1963 - 1968    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Samples or Specimens, Photocopied Documents, Legal Documents and Lists
Inventory Identifier PMA0010 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-10 Staff Changes Notice
Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1972    Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 file
Formats Memoranda
Inventory Identifier PMA0330 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-11 B5 - Mr Grayson - Expenditure Requisition Pigments Plant

Includes forms titled "Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand Limited - Expenditure Proposal", as well as information and memos related to expenditure proposals.

The code B5 inscribed on the cover of this file relates to the General Manager's filing system. For more information, see Series 4.

Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1960 - 1966    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Memoranda, Drawings and/or Plans and Proposals and/or Submissions
Inventory Identifier PMA0934 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-12 Expenditure Requisition Form for Construction of the Laverton Plant, and Other Papers

Includes form titled "Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand Limited - Expenditure Requisition Form (for amounts exceeding 500)", containing a brief summary of the plant and reasons for its construction.

Also includes a more detailed proposal regarding the plant, market, cost and sales estimates, tables of Australian tarriffs, estimated costs of production, an expenditure graph, and a plan of the proposed plant layout.

Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1960    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Numeric Data, Graphs, Memoranda, Drawings and/or Plans, Forms, Proposals and/or Submissions and Calculations
Inventory Identifier PMA0935 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-13 Purchase of Portion of Smith Reichhold Colours (Australia) Pty Ltd from Hoechst Australia Limited

Two notes from H. A. Grayson. The first includes the title "Confidential Note to Directors - Board Meeting 23/3/72", and the second "Confidential - Note for Board Meeting - 18th September 1972".

The papers in this item are inscribed with the code B2, which relates to the General Manager's filing system. For more information, see Series 4.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1972    Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 file
Formats Memoranda
Inventory Identifier PMA0936 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-14 Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited - Staff Matters

Includes assorted documents related to the plant and its staff, including: a table showing staff scores for mechanical reasoning, speed and accuracy, from November and December 1961; copies of the Australian Council for Educational Research Mechanical Reasoning Test; Approval for Foreman Appointment forms; details and articles regarding Beryl Stutchbury - Fabric Painter; guest list and notes from H. A. Grayson's retirement function; lists of staff for the PMA 25th Anniversary Reunion; and papers regarding staff redundancy ratings.

A small number of papers feature the codes A1, A3 or C4 which appear to relate to the General Manager's filing system. For more information, see Series 4.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1961 - 1990?    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats Memoranda, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents and Lists
Access Closed until 1 May 2021
Inventory Identifier PMA0937 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-15 Market Visit Reports, Technical Enquiries, and Other Papers

Also includes lists of pigments manufactured by Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited, and technical information on pigments, pigment use and manufacture.

A number of papers in this file are inscribed with handwritten initials, primarily 'DRH' (D. R. Harris), 'ARB' (Alan R. Barlee), 'SBB' (Simon Balfour-Browne), and 'LER' (Lance E. Rowley).

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1978 - 1985    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda, Facsimile Transmissions and Tables of data
Inventory Identifier PMA0938 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-16 Laverton Packaging Authorities
Creator Pigments Plant at Laverton
Date range 1962    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Forms
Inventory Identifier PMA0939 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-17 PMA Production Advices

Production advice forms for the shipping of pigments to BASF Australia Limited, Chelsea House, North Melbourne, and ICI Australia Operations PL, ICI House, Melbourne.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1990    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Photocopied Documents and Forms
Inventory Identifier PMA0940 Box Number 47 Series 24
24-18 Manufacturing Resource Planning, and Other Papers
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Includes a notice regarding manufacturing resource planning; minutes of PMA audit programmes; a list of safety, occupational health and environmental issues raised at the PMA audit; memos and notices regarding eye protection, meal breaks and smokos; minutes from engineering projects and process support meetings; and complaints.

Several papers in this file look to have been distributed to K. H. Hewitt.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1988 - 1989    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier PMA0941 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-19 Visit Reports - ICI Francolor and ICI UK - October 1988

Reports by L. E. Rowley, Senior Development Officer.

The first paper in the file features the handwritten initials 'KH', 'DT' and 'RL'.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1988    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Diagrams, Reports and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier PMA0942 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-20 Assorted Product, Shift and Safety Issues

Believed to be K. Hewitt's papers.

Includes development reports, warehouse-location restructuring document, and information on plant effluent, breakdowns, complaints, safety issues, clearance certificates, leisure day procedures, and shift work.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1968 - 1989    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier PMA0943 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-21 PMA to Close Down, and Other Articles

Four articles on the closure of the Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited plant at Laverton:

- 'PMA to close down', BASF Information, 3/1990 (original)

- Leith Young, 'ICI closes two chemical plants', believed to be from The Age (photocopy)

- Julia Limb and Paul Cunningham, 'Jobs blow as plants shut', Herald-Sun, 9 October 1990, p. 7 (photocopy)

- 'Chemical jobs cut', The Western Times, 10 October 1990, p. 1, 3 (photocopy)

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1990    Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier PMA0944 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-22 Commonwealth Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd - History of the Fertiliser and Chemical Award

A label on the inside cover reads: "Distribution List - Assistant General Manager - Industrial Officer - Works Manager - Mr. Robinson - 1 Spare".

"1 Spare" has been ticked.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range c. 1952    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier PMA0945 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-23 Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited - Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31st December 1973

The cover is inscribed with the handwritten note "HAG - File", referring to H. A. Grayson, General Manager.

The document appears to have been prepared by Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, Chartered Accountants.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1974    Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 file
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier PMA0946 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-24 Wage Rates, Career Progression, and Federated Ironworkers Association Pigment Manufacturers Award 1982

The first two papers in this file, both from 1988, feature the initials 'J.O.', believed to refer to J. H. Owens, Personnel Manager.

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1982 - 1988    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Diagrams, Legal Documents and Tables of data
Inventory Identifier PMA0947 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-25 Theft From Locker - Sat 14/7/90, and Other Papers

Assorted papers related to staff issues. Several are from, directed to or inscribed with the name K. H. Hewitt.

Includes tables and reports on absenteeism, staff unfit for duty due to injury, details of shift rosters, public holidays and annual leave, a meal breaks roster, etc. A number of these are memos from Anna Lee Cribb, Personnel Manager.

Also includes newspaper clippings regarding an extortion threat to poison Geelong's water supply with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range c. 1989 - 1990    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Memoranda, News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier PMA0948 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-26 Federal Metal Industry Award - Employers' Federation Industrial Service
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Also includes loose leaf wage bulletins from 1977 and 1978, and a circular from the Metal Trades Industry Association titled "Metal Industry Award - Part 1 - Variations - Conditions of Employment".

Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1971 - 1978    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, Legal Documents and Tables of data
Inventory Identifier PMA0949 Box Number 48 Series 24
24-27 BASF and Hoechst Pigment Samples
Creator Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (PMA Ltd)
Date range 1970    Quantity 1 cm, 1 folder
Formats General Correspondence and Samples or Specimens
Inventory Identifier PMA0950 Box Number 48 Series 24

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