Item F3595 - Bishopsbourne : a visitors' guide prepared for the visit of the National Trust of Queensland, 21 Oct. 1973 / by J. G. Steele.

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Bishopsbourne : a visitors' guide prepared for the visit of the National Trust of Queensland, 21 Oct. 1973 / by J. G. Steele.


  • 1973 (Creation)

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4 p. ; 20 cm.

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John Gladstone Steele, B.Sc, PhD., ThL., A.A.I.P., A.S.I.A., was a priest of the Anglican Church and a physicist at the University of Queensland, serving as Senior Lecturer in the Physics Department from 1968 until 1995. The combination of his interests in bushwalking, botany, and the Australian aborigines enabled him to retrace the patterns of exploration and history in south-east Queensland and have resulted in a number of publications.

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National Trust of Queensland (1963-).
Objectives - To make independent evaluation of the nation's heritage and to work for its preservation.
Notes: Though the Trust is incorporated under various Acts of the Queensland Parliament it is an autonomous body. It is a member of the Australian Council of National Trusts.

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Formerly Fryer programme 34.

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Includes brief historical summary with acknowledgment to Neville Lund, and annotated floor plan of the building.
Bishopsbourne was the home of the Anglican Bishops and Archibishops of Brisbane from 1868 to 1964. Old Bishopsbourne [now St Francis Theological College] includes a 1912 Robin Dods designed stone chapel, 1930s terracing and a number of buildings associated with St Francis Theological College Milton [from 1936]. It is significant historically as one of the oldest ecclesiastical precincts in Queensland. The two-storeyed stone residence was constructed by architect Benjamin Backhouse in 1865-68 for Edward Tufnell, the first Anglican Bishop of Brisbane.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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