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Donald Robert (Don) Watson was born in Brisbane on 3 June 1945. In 1963 he won the Open Scholarship to undertake the University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Architecture degree. While studying part-time he worked with Lund Hutton Black and Paulsen (1963 to 1964) and was employed by James Birrell and Partners (1967 to 1969). After graduating Watson worked for Hayes and Scott (Brisbane), 1970; AB Waters and Associates (London), 1971; Geoffrey Pie and Associates (Brisbane), 1972 to 1974. After acquiring a house in South Brisbane in 1974, Watson developed an interest in local architectural history and began research for the book The Queensland House for the National Trust of Queensland. From 1975 to 1979 he practiced as an architectural consultant in Brisbane. From 1979 to 1989 Watson was employed in half- and full-time capacities as a lecturer in the University of Queensland's Department of Architecture.
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Mary Montgomerie Christison was born on 8 July 1881 in London. She was the eldest daughter of Mr Robert Christison (1837-1915), explorer, pioneer and owner of Lammermoor, North Queensland, and his wife Mary Christison (nee Godsall), photographer. She married Charles Douglas Bennett in 1914. She was the compiler of Christison of Lammermoor and author of various works on the Yirandali people.
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Professor John Francis was the Honorary Historian Queensland Division, of the Australian Veterinary Association; Professor of Preventive Veterinary Medicine at the University of Queensland from 1952 to 1983.
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Arthur Creedy was born in England, studied and lectured at Cambridge, taught English literature at the University of Leeds. He was appointed as the first Director of Cultural Activites for the Queensland Department of Education in 1968 at the age of 51 and retired in 1978 due to illness.
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Born in London on 9 July 1918. Writer of poetry and prose. Translator. Died in 26 December 2006.
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The sixth Australian Architecture Students Conference was held in Brisbane from 20 to 27 May. It offered lectures, discussions, work sessions, exhibitions, and site visits. Guest speakers included Giò Ponti and Tony Gwilliam. The evenings had barbeques and casual parties. On the Thursday night the students organised a "happening" at the Rialto Theater entitled Dorus French - A Naughty Review.
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Paul Grano was born in Ararat, Victoria in 1894 , the fifth child of Theodore George Grano and Kate Cecilia 'Cecily' (nee Patten). He had another nine siblings from his father's second marriage to Ellen Mary Schuback. From 1899 the Grano family lived at the house named Dominica in Ararat. The house had been built as a wedding present for Theodore's second wife.
The Grano family originated in Spain and, later, the West Indies (St Kitts, Martinique, Dominica). Paul Grano's grandfather G. W. H. Grano arrived in Geelong in 1857 and established his hardware business and family in Ararat. His son Theodore Grano established a legal practice in Ararat.
Paul Grano was educated at St Patrick's College, Ballarat. He studied law at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1916. For a time Grano practised law at Stawell. On 11 December 1919 he married Violet Irene Galloway. They had a son and twin daughters. The Granos moved to Brisbane in about 1932, and Paul Grano established himself as a journalist and poet. He wrote for Australia, and the Brisbane Catholic Advocate. He was a contemporary of James Picot, Brian Vrepont, Martin Haley, Frank Francis and James Devaney. He published several volumes of poetry. He died in 1975 and bequeathed his body to the medical faculty of the University of Queensland.