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Curnow, William

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1938?-

William (Bill) Curnow grew up on a dairy farm which was sold in 1952. The family moved to Brisbane to allow the Curnow children to attend high school. Curnow secured a Commonwealth Scholarship to study architecture at the University of Queensland. At that time the architecture course was embedded with engineering and science. After graduation Curnow working life has included work as: an architectural assistant at the RAAF Amberley; was seconded to CSIRO as Northern Regional Architect working on the development of research laboratories; worked with CSIRO in Melbourne as Project Manager and Architect for the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL); worked in correctional services; worked with Thiess; was appointed Con-joint Professor and Chairman, Property and Infrastructure Development within the Faculaty of Engineer and Architecture at Newcastle University. He retired at the age of 65 to research a cure for Parkinson's Disease with which he was diagnosed in 2003.

Mental Health Federation of Queensland

  • AU QU
  • Corporate body
  • 1961-1966?

In 1961 the Mental Health Federation of Queensland was inaugurated and a constitution adopted, with early activities focused on fundraising for the wellbeing of patients and Wolston Park Hospital.

Buzacott, Nutter, 1905-1976

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1905-1976

Born in Perth in November 1905, Nutter Buzacott studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne and with George Bell During the 1930s he studied at the L.C.C. in London and in Paris and La Hague. He exhibited many times with the Half Dozen Group of Artists in Brisbane. He was an art teacher, artist, cartoonist, illustrator, designer, painter and printmaker. He died in August 1976.

Watson, F. J.

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1868-1947

Frederic James was 7 years old when he and his family immigrated to Australia, arriving in Queensland on 27 March 1876. He worked as an engineer and later as an officer for the Department of Agriculture and Stock. After retiring Watson spent most of his time studying the traditions and languages of the south-eastern aboriginal people. Watson was a fellow and associate member of the Queensland Place Names Committee. He died on 10 April 1967.

England, E. M. (Edith Mary), 1899-1979

  • US DLC no2009103297
  • Person
  • 1899-1981

Edith Mary England was born on 1 July 1899 in Townsville, Queensland. At six years old the family moved to a farm near Boonah. In 1922 she married Schomberg Montagu Bertie. Bertie died in 1937. In 1942 she married Harry August Anders. England wrote novels, short stories, poetry and verse. She won several poetry and verse awards. England worked in a variety of jobs, including the social editor of The Queensland Times, and as a music teacher.

Devanny, Patricia, 1913-1980

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1913-1980

Patricia Devanny born on 5 November 1913 at Puponga, New Zealand was the daughter of Francis Harold Devanny, miner, and his wife Jane, née Crook, both New Zealand born. The family emigrated to Sydney in 1929. She married Ronald William Jackson Hurd. She was a political activist, women's activist, indigenous activist/support, communist, member of the Australian Labour Party. She died 5 December 1980 in Townsville, Queensland.

Dawson, Jonathan

  • US DLC n 91007745
  • Person
  • 1941-2013

Australian academic, filmmaker, film and literary critic and broadcaster.

Muir, Lawrence Walker

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1914-

Born 19 February 1914. Married Annie Isabella McNaught on 31 December 1935.

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