Item F3517 - Recollections of Thomas Davis : collected by Steele Rudd ; in the possession of Hon. Joshua Thomas Bell circ. 1908-9.

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F3517

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Recollections of Thomas Davis : collected by Steele Rudd ; in the possession of Hon. Joshua Thomas Bell circ. 1908-9.

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  • 2010 (Creation)

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1 folder ; 36 cm.

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(1947-)

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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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(1863-1911)

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Eldest child of Joshua Peter and Margaret Miller Bell, Joshua Thomas Bell was born 13 March 1863 at Ipswich, Queensland. Educated at the Brisbane Grammar School, Joshua Thomas entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England in 1881. He returned to Queensland in 1889 and in 1893 he was elected Member for Dalby until his death in 1911. In 1903 he married Catherine Jane Jones (nee Ferguson, widow of Sydney Jones) (1867-1943). They had two children: Joshua Peter Ferguson (1907-1997) and Margot Margaret Maxwell (1908-1929) .

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(1868-1935)

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First published in the Bulletin on 14 December 1895, Davis became a regular and popular contributor. Encouraged by the editors, Rudd contributed a steady flow of selection stories. The popularity of these stories saw the publication of Rudd's first collection, On Our Selection, in 1899. This was followed four years later by Our New Selection, the second of ten volumes that deal with the Rudd family. -- excerpted from AustLit

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Transcription of original item, compiled and annotated by Richard Fotheringham.

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  • English

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Footnote on front cover: 'Two manuscript notes in different hands are written in the right margin at this point ... indicates that this was compiled c. 1902 (Thomas died Jan 1904).'

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Migrated

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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