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Mayne, Mary Emelia, 1858-1940

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1858-1940

Mary Emelia Mayne was born on 31 December 1858 in Brisbane, one of five children of Irish parents Patrick Mayne and Mary McIntosh. She and her brother James O'Neil Mayne inherited real estate giving them independent means; neither married. Both lived at Moorlands, the family home in Auchenflower. James and Mary were principal benefactors of the University of Queensland giving 693 acres of land at Moggill to the University of Queensland in 1923 and in 1926 paid for the resumption of land at St Lucia. Mary died on 12 August 1940. Both estates of James and Mary were to be applied in perpetuity for the university's medical school.

Boyce, Leslie Atherton Gerard, 1897-1988

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  • Person
  • 1897-1988

Leslie Atherton Gerard Boyce was born on 20 June 1897 at Burketown. After completing primary school in Toowoomba, Boyce won a State scholarship to attend Toowoomba Grammar School. In 1914 he joined the Toowoomba Foundry as a cadet engineer. He enlisted in the AIF in 1915, saw active service in France and was wounded twice. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1917. Boyce was made a director of the foundry in 1922 and became manager of the branch office in Rockhampton. In 1927 he was appointed CEO of the Toowoomba Foundry. On 29 April 1930, he married Harriot Rose Margaret Hall. After his retirement in 1958 the Boyces travelled widely and devoted much time to their garden. In 1973 Boyce was awarded an honorary Doctorate by UQ and in 1975 was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. Leslie Boyce died on 29 August 1988. The Boyces bequeathed their property in Toowoomba to the University of Queensland in 1969. It is now known as the Boyce Gardens & Rainforest and was heritage-listed in 2001.

Nutter Stevenson & Partners

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  • Corporate body
  • unknown

Architecture firm based in Brisbane consisting of Dan Nutter and partners.

Roehrs, Sven

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  • Person
  • unknown

Brisbane based artist.

Women's Abortion Campaign

  • Corporate body

Women's Abortion Campaign was a group of people who campaigned for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland through lobbying, rallies, submissions and information sharing.

Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923

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  • Person
  • 1895-1923

John Denis (Jack) Fryer was born in 1895 at Springsure, Queensland, son of Charles George Fryer and his wife Rosina, née Richards. Charles and Rosina had seven children: Elizabeth Stuart (later Gilmour), William Thomas, Charles George, Henry Hardy, John Denis, Richard Alexander James and Walter Ponsonby. Jack won a scholarship to the University of Queensland and commenced study in 1915. By the end of first term, Jack decided to volunteer for military service in the first Australian Imperial Force. He was commissioned in 1916 and went to France where he was gassed in early 1917. After hospitalisation in England, Jack returned to France for the final push to Amiens, in August 1918. There he was again wounded, by a stick bomb. After the war he re-enrolled at the University of Queensland for the first term of 1920 to complete his English honours examinations. His health failed in 1922 and he died in February 1923. In 1926, as a memorial to their former member and vice-president, members of the University Dramatic Society donated £10 to establish a collection of works in Australian literature. The Fryer collection was maintained in the English Department until the 1950s when it became part of the University of Queensland Library.

Campbell-Brown, Kathleen Mildred Jean, 1903-1996

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  • Person
  • 1903-1996

Kathleen Campbell-Brown was born on 10 June 1903 in England. The family migrated to Queensland in 1911 and settled in Spring Hill, Brisbane. Kathleen earned one of 20 scholarships to attend the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1921. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honours in classics in 1924 and in 1949 she received her Master of Arts. Campbell-Brown lectured in French at the Univesity of Queensland for almost 30 years, from 1945 to 1973. She was active in starting the UQ Staff and Graduates Club and the Staff House had the Kathleen Room named in her honour. She was friends with Karl and Gertrude Langer. A grotesque by Rhyl Hinwood of Kathleen Campbell-Brown is in the Great Court of UQ. Kathleen Campbell-Brown died on 18 April 1996 in Stafford, Brisbane. A bequest from Leslie Campbell-Brown, her sister, established the Kathleen Campbell-Brown French studies scholarship (University of Queensland) in 2011.

Macmillan, Mary Alexis, 1896-1969

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  • Person
  • 1896-1969

Mary Alexis Macmillan was born on 9 October 1896. She was engaged to John Denis Fryer. She was a teacher of English and History and Senior mistress of the Brisbane Girls' Grammar School. She died on 27 July 1969. A memorial fund was established in her honour in 1970; the Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Fund. Interest from the Fund was used to purchase books for the Fryer Library, named in honour of her fiance, John Denis Fryer.

Children by Choice Association Qld.

  • AU NLA an36149486
  • Corporate body
  • 1972-

Children by Choice Association Qld. was formed in Brisbane in 1972 by the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) to provide unplanned pregnancy counselling and assistance for women. Children by Choice soon re-located to its own premises and began operating independently from the ALRA. In the 1970s, the organisation provided referrals to doctors at St Anne’s Hospital in Sydney, the closest and safest place for Queensland women to receive an abortion, and campaigned for legislative change to decriminalise abortion. The service received no government funding until the early 1990s, following the election of the Goss Labor government. In 2006, Children by Choice was one of the key organisations that successfully campaigned to remove the ban on importing RU486, the so-called ‘abortion drug’, into Australia. This paved the way for the introduction of medication abortion services into Queensland and then other Australian states. After the decrimalisation of abortion in Queensland in 2018, Children by Choice continued to advocate for equitable abortion access across the State.

Birrell, James, 1928-

  • US DLC n90601016
  • Person
  • 1928-2019.

James Peter Birrell was born in Melbourne on the 24 October 1928. He was educated at the Melbourne Technical College (1945-1949) while working for the Victorian State Works Department (1947), for R.G. Warren (1948) and the Commonwealth Works Department (1948-1950). He transferred into a fourth year course in the School of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Following his graduation in 1950, he returned to the Commonwealth Works Department and worked for them in Melbourne, Canberra and Darwin. He was appointed Architect in charge of the Architectural Branch in the Brisbane City Council (1955-1961). He resigned to become Staff Architect to the University of Queensland (1961-1966). He commenced his own practice in 1966, with offices at various times in Brisbane, Townsville, Port Moresby, and Maroochydore with various partners (including Lorant Kulley, Philip Conn, Richard Stringer and Lindsay Mack). He died on 20 September 2019, aged 90.

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