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Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982

  • US DLC 2012002486; AU NLA 35658897
  • Person
  • 1895-1982

Daphne Mayo MBE, sculptor, was born in Sydney in 1895 to English parents. She is noted for her large scale public artworks in Brisbane including the Brisbane Tattersall's Club frieze (1926), the tympanum and concert hall frieze of the new City Hall (1927-30), tympanum and Stations of the Cross for the Church of the Holy Spirit, New Farm (1929-30), Queensland Women's War Memorial, Anzac Square (1929-32), and relief panels for the chapel of Mt Thompson Crematorium (1934). In 1929 she co-founded the Queensland Art Fund with friend Vida Lahey. Between 1940 and 1942 she completed the bronze doors for the Public Library of New South Wales, perhaps her best-known work. She died in Brisbane in 1982.

"Lilian Macarthur" is a pseudonym of Daphne Mayo's.

McCourt, James (1949-)

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  • Person
  • 1949-

James McCourt is a noted collector of books and literary ephemera. In the 1970s he developed a special interest in the Australian poet Christopher Brennan and spent several years researching Brennan's life and poetry. He is also interested in Captain Cook and eighteenth century voyages of exploration.

Dickson, Thomas

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  • Person
  • 1888-1974

Thomas Dickson was born on 25 June 1888. He was appointed as Clerk in the Queensland Legislative Assembly in 1908, Clerk-Assistant and Usher of the Black Rod in 1915. In 1920 he was appointed as Assistant Clerk and Sergeant-at-arms until 1934 when he was appointed to Clerk of the Queensland Parliament until his retirement in1954. He died on 8 October 1974.

Dix, Shane, 1960-

  • US DLC n 98107189
  • Person
  • 1960-

Born in Wales, United Kingdom, in 1960 and arrived in Australia in 1967. He is an Australian science fiction author best known for his collaborative work with Sean Williams in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series.

Dods, Robin Espie, 1912-1988

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  • Person
  • 1912-1988

Robert Espie Dods was born on 30 November 1912 to parents Joseph Espie Dods and Anna Ruth Dods (nee Walker). He was a nephew to the architect Robert (Robin) Smith Dods (1868-1920). Robin Espie Dods and Steward Turley Thorpe trained under Lange Leopold Powell. Dods and Thorpe purchased Powells' practice shortly after he died in 1938, calling the new practice Lange L. Powell, Dods and Thorpe (later knows as PDT Architects). He died on 30 June 1988.

Doe, Wally (Wally Lewis)

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1907-?

Walter Lewis Doe was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, on 15 November 1907. He migrated to Australia in 1924. In 1930 Wally, as he was known, went to the Mandated Territory of New Guinea to work for Bulolo Gold Dredging. He fought in World War Two with the Royal Australian Air Force (1941 to 1943) and the Australian Army (1943 to 1945) after which he returned to Wau in Papua New Guinea, eventually returning to Australia in 1953..

Donges, Jacob, 1889-1973

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  • Person
  • 1889-1973

Jacob Donges was born at Drayton, Queensland on 29 September 1889, the twelfth child of the fourteen children of German settlers, Christoph Donges and Ernestine Wilhelmine Donges (nee Dunemann). He married Fredericka Augusta Bruggeman on 22 September 1915. They had four sons and three daughters. The Donges family moved to Glenarbon in 1932 to grow tobacco. Jacob and Fredericka Donges were foundation members of St. Paul's Lutheran churches of Oakey (1928) and Glenarbon (1949). Jacob Donges was actively involved in Lutheran church and was an elder, trustee, lay reader, choir member and secretary for St. Pauls. Jacob Donges was a Labor candidate for the Drayton electorate in 1915, member of Drayton, Oakey and Glenarbon State School committees, member of the Queensland Production Association at Drayton, member of the Queensland State Tobacco Board, wrote for newspapers, was a Justice of the Peace and member of the Toowoomba and District Historical Society. Jacob and Fredericka Donges retired to Toowoomba in 1954. Jacob Donges died on 27 September 1973.

Donoghue, J. P. (John Patrick), 1894-1960

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  • Person
  • 1894-1960

John Patrick Donoghue was born at Tenterfield on 2 July 1894. Also know as "Jack" or "J.P." he articled with Hennessy and Hennessy. Commenced the business of architect in 1926. Principal partner in the firms Donoghue and Fulton, and Donoghue, Cusick and Edwards. He practiced as an architect in Brisbane from 1924 to 1959. He died on 23 February 1960.

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