File F407 - Notes for a Ph.D. thesis.

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Notes for a Ph.D. thesis.


  • 1970 (Creation)

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9 folders ; 34 cm.

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Research material and notes for a Ph.D. thesis, An analysis of Brisbane society in the 1890's by Ronald Lynton Lawson. The thesis was submitted to the History Department of the University of Queensland in 1970. The thesis analyses the society of Brisbane in 1891 and 1901. In 1967 Lawson used a structured interview technique, with a 112 questions on many aspects of life, surveying people who were children or adolescents in the city of Brisbane in 1891 and 1901. Over a period of three months Lawson interview 75 people aged 79 years and over. Questions included: when did parents arrive in Australia; the sort of dwellings they lived in; if they had servants; family roles; employment; newspapers read; diet; where was the grocery shopping done; vehicles; education; religion. This file includes the questionnaires, notes and photographs.

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  • English

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Thesis catalogued at THE1260.

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Revised, Linda Justo, 19-Apr-2022. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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