Item F457 - Letter, 1923 Dec. 11 : Government House, Brisbane, to W.J. Gall.

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Letter, 1923 Dec. 11 : Government House, Brisbane, to W.J. Gall.


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1 leaf ; 23 cm.

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Sir Matthew Nathan was Governor of Queensland from 1920 to 1925. He was also Chancellor of the University of Queensland from 1922 to 1926. His interests during his governorship of Queensland included local history and the origin of Queensland place names.

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William Gall was born in Ipswich in 1867. He joined the public service in 1885, beginning in the Colonial Secretary's Department. He transferred to the Audit Office in 1894, and then to the Home Secretary's Department in 1903 In 1913, he was appointed Under-Secretary for Home Affairs and Protector of Aborigines. Gall was Acting Comptroller-General of Prisons from 1926. He retired in 1934. He was a speculative investor and was interested in Queensland history.

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Letter concerns Place Names Committee. Includes newspaper cutting 1925 Sept. 21 (newspaper unidentified), about Nathan's departure from Brisbane. Newspaper article contains biographical information.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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