Primary contact59 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills
Sydney, New South Wales 2010
The Australian Credit Union Historical Co-Operative Limited was established in 1985 in order to collect the records of the credit union movement and to preserve its history.
In 1996 the Australian Credit Union Archives Trust was established. The Trustees were responsible for the control and management, collection, storage and access to the archives. The Trustees employed an archivist to carry out the various collections management tasks and to manage access to the archives.
In 2004 the Australian Credit Union Historical Co-Operative Ltd was dissolved and its assets and responsibilities were transferred to the Australian Credit Union Archives Trust.
In 2017 the Australian Credit Union Archives changed its name to Australian Mutuals History. This was to better reflect the broader collecting remit of the entire financial mutuals sector.
The collection contains the administrative records of organisations within the financial mutuals sector. It includes:
archival records of individual credit unions, building societies and customer owned banks;
archival records of relevant industry bodies; and
personal papers of some prominent individuals in the credit union movement.
Any or all of the following records may be held for any credit union, building society, customer owned bank or other associated organisation - Board and Committee minutes and papers; correspondence and reports; newsletters; annual reports; publications; histories; photographs of events and personalities.