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  • AU NLA 58766165
  • Person
  • 1868-1968

Born in Kilcoy, Queensland. Died in a Salvation Army Home in Brisbane.

Callins, Charles John Newcombe, 1887-1982

  • AU NLA 1484398
  • Person
  • 1887-1982

Charles John Newcombe Callins was born in Hughenden, North Queensland, in 1887. He worked as a printer for many years, retiring from The Brisbane Telegraph in 1947. As a painter, Callins was considered a leading Queensland figure in the 'primitive' school of art. His exhibiting career began in 1953 after Dr Gertrude Langer praised the work of the modern primitives in the exhibition of 'French Painting Today’ at the Queensland Art Gallery. 'Gentle Repose', Callins's first exhibited work, was included in the second annual exhibition of Queensland Artists of Fame and Promise later the same year. Callins continued to submit his paintings to local prize competitions somewhat sporadically over more than two decades. His first solo exhibition was held at the Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, in 1957 and his work was included in group exhibitions of works by like artists at galleries across Australia in the 1960s and 1970s. For further information, see Glenn R Cooke, 'Biography of Charles Callins', Design and Art Australia Online.

Adamson, Robert, 1943-

  • AU NLA 35001274
  • Person
  • 1943-2022

Born in Sydney on 17 May 1943. Australian poet and publisher. Died on 16 December 2022.

Ashe, John, 1907-1978

  • AU NLA 35008871
  • Person
  • 1907-1978

John Harold Ashe born on 4 September 1907 in Drummoyne, New South Wales. Composer. Songwriter. Singer. Actor. Accountant. Lived mostly in Townsville, Queensland. Died on 23 July 1978.

Postmaster-General's Department

  • AU NLA 35010662
  • Corporate body
  • 1901 - 1975

The Postmaster-General's Department (PMG) was a department of the Australian Federal Government established during Federation in 1901 to provide postal and telegraphic services across Australia. It replaced state based postal and telegraphy services. In 1975 it was replaced by Australia Post and Telecom Australia.

Bostock, John, 1892-1987

  • AU NLA 35020522
  • Person
  • 1892-1987

London-trained psychiatrist, migrated to Australia in 1922 and lived in Brisbane from 1927. In 1940 Bostock was appointed research professor of medical psychology at the University of Queensland. He wrote The Dawn of Australian Psychiatry in 1951, and retired from his university post in 1962.

Queensland Palaeontographical Society

  • AU NLA 35039461
  • Corporate body
  • 1962-

The Queensland Palaeontographical Society was formed in about 1962. One of the founding members was Dorothy Hill. The purpose of this society was to promote the publication of palaeontographical work, especially relating to Queensland. The Queensland Palaeontographical Society along with the Special Group in Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy formed the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists in 1974.

Swain, E. H. F. (Edward Harold Fulcher), 1883-1970

  • AU NLA 35041244
  • Person
  • 1883-1970

Edward Harold Fulcher Swain was born 6 April 1883 in Glebe, New South Wales. He worked as a research consultant for Australian Paper Manufacturers from 1933 to 1934, was Chairman of the Queensland Forestry Board from 1924 to 1932 and Commissioner for Forests, New South Wales, from 1935 to 1948. He was United Nations forestry consultant to Ethiopia from 1951 to 1955. He died on 3 July 1970.

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