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The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

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Historic Moments

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Important moments in the history of the ASMS are recorded in this section – documents, photographs, recollections, news clippings and videos.

We will continue adding interesting historic material and interviews to this page as they become available.  Please contact us if you have a photograph or document that you think may be of interest.




1989 Conference




An interview with Dr James Judson, a founder of the ASMS.



Opinion on status of NZMA as a union from Shirley F Homewood, Industrial Law Consultant, 15 October 1988

W D Scott Deloitte Limited re recruitment of ASMS Executive Director, 6 December 1988

Advice re completion of Section 52 of Labour Relations Act from Department of Labour, 10 March 1989

ASMS Important details of your new union to potential members from G Downward, Chairman of NZ Medical Association, 16 March 1989

ASMS Newsletter to Hospital and Area Health Boards Medical and Dental Officers, 30 March 1989

Certificate of Registration and Union Rules from Department of Labour, 31 March 1989

Membership and subscriptions for period 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990

ASMS Application for membership from 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990

Notice of Meeting on Friday 21 April 1989 re Association of Salaried Medical Staff to All Senior Medical and Dental Staff, Greenlane and National Womens Hospital from Allen Fraser, President of WTSMOA

New Zealand Association of Part-time Hospital Staff advice disbanding and encourage joining ASMS from R H Acland the Secretary, 24 April 1989

Industrial Contracts of Service in the Health published by State Services Commission resumee from Shirley F Homewood, Industrial Law Consultant, 21 April 1989

Registrar of Unions acknowledgement of receiving Annual Return, 2 May 1989

ASMS Membership Report as as 3 May 1989



ASMS National Executive, 1989 – 1991

ASMS Annual Conference, 1989