Item F337 - Diary of shearer's strike, 1891

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Diary of shearer's strike, 1891


  • 1891 (Creation)

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48 p.; 20 cm.

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Charles Thomas Wyatt arrived in Hughenden on 26 March 1891 and was either a soldier or a special volunteer sent to suppress the strike. He guarded supplies and non-striking labourers until 24 July 1891.

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Richard Fotheringham was born in Roma, Queensland. He completed all his academic qualifications at the University of Queensland. He is an adaptor, author, director, editor, playwright and academic. Fotheringham founded the Popular Theatre Troupe in 1974, wrote and acted for the Queensland Theatre Company and has served as Head of the School of English, Art History and Media Studies at the University of Queensland and was Executive Dean of Arts prior to his retirement in 2011. In 20 November 2004 he was elected to Fellow of the Australia Academy of the Humanities. In 2019 he was a recipient of the Order of Australia . He is Emeritus Professor at the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland. His full biography is on Austlit.

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Key coordinator spanning FOCO's entire history, President of FOCO.

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Transcript of diary and typescript copy of transcript formerly catalogued at F2433.

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One notebook, containing a diary covering events in Hughenden from March to July of 1891.
Accompanied by a note about the Wyatt diary by Richard Fotheringham (1 leaf; handwritten).
Also accompanied by a transcript of the diary written by Alan Anderson circa 1985 (26 l., 33 cm, handwritten) and a typescript copy of the transcript with pencil annotations made by Fryer Library staff (12 l., 30 cm).

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Preservation copy held on microfilm and CD.

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One notebook. Handwritten in ink and pencil.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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