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Walde Gerard Fisher degree certificate and dance cards

  • F3836
  • File
  • 1913-1926

Original University of Queensland degree certificate awarded to Walde Gerard Fisher for a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in the School of Classics, 10 May 1916. Fisher's name has been amended: the end of his first name, 'mar', has been scratched off, the 'h' in his middle name has been blacked out, and the 'c' has been covered in his surname.

Ten original dance program cards relating to dances Walde Fisher attended. Most include handwritten recordings of dance partners by Walde Fisher, and some have coloured pencils attached with coloured cotton yarn. The dance cards are all small booklets made of lightweight card with the schedule of dances printed on inside the booklet on the left-hand side. On the right-hand side of the booklet there is a space to write, with the pencil provided, the name of dance partner for each dance. Occassionally the dance cards are a double-sided card rather than a booklet. There are three spare pencils with yarn, two cards with no pencil attached and one incomplete card. The dance card details are: 18 Jun 1913, UQSU (University of Queensland Student Union). -- 26 Jun 1913, St John’s College, Brisbane. -- 5 Jul 1913, University Hall (organised by Faculty of Arts). -- 16 May 1914, University Hall (organised by Faculties of Science and Engineering). -- 10 Jun 1914, UQSU. -- 25 Jun 1914, St John’s College, Brisbane. -- 25 Jun 1914, St John’s College, Brisbane. -- 3 Jul 1914, St Mary’s Hall, Women’s College. -- 17 Oct 1914, Juvenile Ball in aid of Red Cross Fund by Miss St. Ledger’s pupils, Centennial Hall. -- Undated, Unknown.

Fisher, Walde Gerard, 1894-1918

Angela Hannan Photographs

  • F3751
  • File
  • 2014

Photographs of storm damage and fallen trees at The University of Queensland St Lucia campus. On 27 November 2014 Brisbane experienced an extreme storm event which significantly damaged the central business district and many inner suburbs, including St Lucia. Angela Hannan, a librarian at the University of Queensland Library, took photographs of the campus the day after the event.

Hannan, Angela

Interview with Elena Timms

Therese Collie interviews Elena Timms (née Raccanello) born in 1941 in Stanthorpe.

Elena talks about her parents, who were Italian migrants; her experiences of growing up in Stanthorpe as a child of migrants; her and her fathers involvement in the peace and anti-war movements; working in an aluminium tube factory in Port Kembla in 1963 and school cleaner and trade unions; Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia and Trades and Labor Council; women labor union members.

Interview with Bessie Lymburner

Therese Collie interviews Bessie Lymburner, born in 1919 in Patana (Wenlock), Cape York.

Bessie talks about her early life in Palm Island and Townsville; working as a nurse and for the settlement Matron and Superintendent; housing; her husband Eric Lymburner's involvement in the Palm Island strike of 1957 where him and others protested againsts the injustices of living under the act; Second World War; her children; her concerns about Aboriginal health and Comalco Mining; Aboriginal people and women.

Interview with Loma Thompson

Therese Collie interviews Loma Thompson, born in 1922 in Lismore, Victoria.

Loma talks of her early life in Camberdown and Colac, and her parents; leaving school at 14 or 15 years old; training to be a nurse at Geelong and joining the Student Nurses' Association, and later the Professional Division of the Hospital Employees' Union; moving to North Queensland in 1948; meeting her husband Fred Thompson at a Communist Party meeting; joining the Communist Party in 1944 and why she joined; working for the Legion of Ex-Servicemen; Union of Australian Women (UAW); Freds work and his involvement with the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU), Loma being a founding member of the AEU Women's Committee; 1964/65 dispute at Mt Isa Mines and the work that the Women's Committee did; returning to the workforce at the age of 49 and the changes in the workforce for women since she last time she worked; her involvement with Kindergarten Headstart; child care; some issues faced by women today; activities, politically or otherwise, she is involved in now, and her family being involved in arts activities as a political tool of communication.

Interview with Susie Dickson

Therese Collie interviews Susie Dickson.

Susie talks of her early life growing up in Blackpool, England, with a single mother, who came from a strong socialist family; high school education and teachers college; her first teaching job in Manchester, being evacuated, with her school, to Blackpool during the second World War; matron of a home for boys with mental disability during the war; teachers union; reasons for joining the Communist Party; emigrating to Australia in 1957 with her husband Ian and four children; first impressions of Townsville and Queensland; the formation of a branch of the Local Government Women's Association (LGWA) in Townsville by Lady Jessie Groom; being Chairman of LGWA, other women involved in the association; working for the Prisoner's Aid Society; LGWA folding after 11 years and its activities over the years; working on an oral history project, for Margaret Reynolds office, on women who've been involved in the labour movement in north Queensland; being the first female juror in Townsville in the 1960's; working as a tutor for Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander students at the Boys Grammar in Townsville.

Interview with Jean Bowden, [Morningside, Brisbane?]

Therese Collie interviews Jean Bowden, an active member of the Australian Telephone and Phonogram Officers Association (ATPOA). In this interview, Bowden talks about her early life growing up on the Maroochy River where her father was a sugarcane grower; her school years; her first job at the Gympie telephone exchange and being encouraged by her father to join the union; boarding at the Convent in Gympie; working at the Nambour and Yeronga telephone exchanges; joining ATPOA; her involvement in the campaign to have the Bill that barred the employment of married women in the Commonwealth Public Service; Joyce Williams (Secretary of ATPOA); and her involvement with ATPOA.

Interview with Connie Healy

Therese Collie interviews Connie Healy. Constance (Connie) Healy grew up in Brisbane. She worked for the Waterside Workers' Federation, and, from the 1930s, became heavily involved with the Unity/New Theatre and the Communist Party of Australia. After the second World War, which claimed the life of her first husband, she married prominent Queensland union leader, Mick Healy. Her interest in theatre and her involvement in political activity continued throughout the postwar decades. She was particularly active in the struggle for justice for Aboriginal people. (Information from Connie Healy Collection, UQFL191, Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library).

Connie talks of her early life and working life; the Unity/New Theatre; Waterside Workers' Union, she was Ted Englardt's secretary; joining the Communist Party of Australia; Clerks' Union and Bank Officers' Association; her husband Mick Healy; Secretary of the Eureka Youth League; Daisy Marcositi; prominent political figures like Max Julius, Brian Fitzpatrick, Paul Robeson, and Sir Hewlitt Johnson; and her views of the current issues for women.

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