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Photograph album of views of "Witton Manor" and the Indooroopilly area

  • F3475
  • Item
  • ca. 1880-ca. 1907

Album (23 x 28 cm) of sepia photographs (15 x 21 cm and smaller) mounted on board. Indooroopilly was first settled by Europeans in 1860 when H. C. Rawnsley purchased land south of Witton Creek. Rawnsley built the first house in the area, Witton Manor, in 1861, on the site of the present Nudgee Junior College. It was later owned by Andrew Bogle. The holding covered an area of over 70 acres with extensive river frontages. Witton Manor was later owned by Herbert Brealey Hemming, who purchased the property "Tighnabruaich" in 1904. He moved Witton Manor to the grounds of "Tighnabruaich" from its original site further upstream at Indooroopilly between 1916 and 1919, and renamed it Witton House. Hemming resided at Witton House from c1919 until c1938.

Album bound in red leather and in fragile condition. Photographs are not captioned; inscribed inside front cover "Andrew Bogle, owner of Witton Manor, circa 1880-circa 1907".

Bogle, Andrew

Recollections of Thomas Davis : collected by Steele Rudd

  • F3517
  • Item
  • 2010

This transcription of the original item was compiled and annotated by Richard Fotheringham. There is a note in the top right-hand corner 'In the posession [sic] of Hon. Joshua Thomas Bell circ. 1908-9'. Footnote on first page: '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).' These recollections were shared with his son, Arthur Hoey Davis (1868-1935) (whose pen name was Steele Rudd) mostly likely in the early 1900's. Thomas Davis was a former convict. His memoir covers the period from 1849 to the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859. Davis initially worked with J. C. Burnett's Survey Party. He recounts stories of the places he visited and their history, various encounters with local indigenous groups and individuals, language and culture of the Aboriginal people of the area, kinship system in the Maronoa and Balonne region, and a list of more than 100 names and phrases in the dialect of the people of the Balonne, Dawson and Comet river. Joshua Peter Bell is mentioned several times in memoir. This and other recollections by Thomas Davis were collected by Joshua Thomas Bell in the first decade of the 20th century.

Fotheringham, Richard, 1947-

Interview with Alice Hughes and Ivy Neilson, Grange, Brisbane

Interview continues from Reel 8, Interview with Alice Hughes, Grange, Brisbane, 25 Nov 1991 UQFL300, Series A, Item 3). Alice Hughes is joined by her friend Ivy Neilson, who was the secretary of the Innisfale Branch of the Communist Party. Ivy talks of her early life growing up in a militant family in Queensland; Alice and Ivy talk about the Communist Party's political school they both attended in Alexandra Headlands in 1945; their relationship with their husbands and their resentment to the women's political activities; working relationship between women and men in the Communist Party; and sexual harassment in the meat industry.

Interview with Ida Welsh

Therese Collie interviews Ida Welsh (née Hamilton).

Ida talks of her early life and growing up in Grey Street, South Brisbane and as a child of a trade union leader and politician. Her father, William Hamilton, was involved in the shearers' strike of 1891 and later was a Labor member for Gregory in the Queensland Legislative Assembly (1899-1915); Workers Political Organisation; Jack Feeley; education at Brisbane Girls' Grammar and winning the Wight memorial music prize in 1917; Country Women's Association of Australia (CWA); her mother Mary Anne (née Mitchell) who grew up in New Caledonia and Longreach; Jack Feeley; her husband's grandfather William Pitt, Prime Minister of England; recognition of women by the Labor Party and the Industrial Workers of the World.

Max Klose Photographs

  • F3451
  • Item
  • 1876-1888.

Eight views of Brisbane, 1876-1888, taken by Max Klose showing photographs of Brisbane, South Brisbane buildings and wharves. They include Albert Street, Musgrave Wharf, Webster's Wharf, Municipal Sale Yards.

Klose, Max

Gwendolyn Edith Millicent Spurgin Album

  • F3718
  • Item
  • ca. 1927-ca. 1930

Six loose leaf double-sided pages of black and white photographs from an album once belonging to Gwendolyn Edith Millicent Risson (née Spurgin). The photographs include university excursions, possibly at Townsville, Palm Island and Tweed Heads. There are also some photographs of current events, including the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction.

Spurgin, Gwendolyn E. M.

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