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Queensland Country Towns Student Projects

  • UQFL659
  • Collection
  • 1978-1986, 2009

One summary file, and 93 project files.

Between 1978 and 1987 third year students in Architectural Design, working under the supervision of Michael Keniger and Brit Andresen, travelled to country towns across Queensland to observe and document the fabric of place. Students were instructed to follow a consistent methodology and particular emphasis was placed on documenting in detail the main street of each country town. Over 10 years, the built fabric of a significant number of country towns was documented and collected to form the Country Towns archive. This resource provides insight into the fabric and life of country towns in Queensland before periods of change, the result of booms in tourism in the 80s and mining in the 90s and the ongoing drought induced contraction in farming. Many changes in country towns occurred before the introduction of Heritage Legislation in Queensland and the creation of the Department of Environment and Heritage in the 1980s established a level of scrutiny.

The project file for each Country Town consists of 6 sections (not all files are complete):

  1. The Town: Description to include current data and a general history
  2. Public buildings: Description to include the location and description of public buildings through measured drawings and photographs of historical data
  3. The Main street: Description to include photographs and sketches of the main street and measured drawings of street elevation, a 'Nolli Plan', a detailed cross-section and a mapping of patterns of the occupation of the street
  4. A Street junction: A detail section through fa├žade of a key building and a plan of the junction
  5. Historical Society/Museum: This visit ensured that archival research support of other project parts was undertaken
  6. Log: Students were required to record their 5-day visit in a narrative log/sketch book.

University of Queensland Department of Architecture

Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Papers

  • UQFL387
  • Collection
  • 1897-2006

Photographs, typescript articles, correpondence, diaries, notes and ephemera documenting personal experiences of colonial administration and general life in Papua New Guinea. The collection was assembled by Dr Peter Cahill, from material donated by members of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia. Some slides of the Middle East, Australia, England and Ireland.
Bulk of papers from period 1930s-1950s.
Includes explanatory notes by Dr Peter Cahill.

Papua New Guinea Association of Australia

Brian Doyle Papers

  • UQFL507
  • Collection
  • ca. 1930-1998

Newspaper cuttings, drafts, transcripts of talks, correspondence, photographs and other material relating to his work as Managing Editor of the Catholic Leader in Brisbane and other activities.

Doyle, Brian Thomas, 1915-2003

Dr Evan Edwards Papers

  • UQFL624
  • Collection
  • 1965-1974.

One folder of correspondence and 23 architectural plans relating to the renovations and alterations to the house 'Bryntirion', Wickham Tce, Spring Hill. In 1965, Dr Evan Edwards engaged architects E P and A I Trewern to renovate sections the family home, 'Bryntirion', at 287 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill. The original house was designed by James Furnival for Edward Barton Southerden and built in 1861 with subsequent extensions. In 1882 it was sold to Richard Edwards who gave the house its Welsh name. Edwards was a partner in the drapery firm Edwards & Chapman, and a director of Telegraph newspapers for thirty years. Edwards died in 1915 and the house remained in the family, occupied by his grandchildren and used as a doctor's surgery. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 17 December 1993.

Edwards, Evan

Winifred Hanger Papers

  • UQFL621
  • Collection
  • 1936-1941.

One hundred and two letters and telegrams, sent to Winifred Hanger from Chester James Parker.

Hanger, Winifred

Julian Burnside and Kate Durham Papers

  • UQFL430
  • Collection
  • 2001-2011

Correspondence from asylum seekers detained on Nauru; files of reports, newspaper cuttings and photographs relating to the asylum seekers; sewing projects created by the asylum seekers; paintings and relief sculptures created by Kate Durham.

Burnside, Julian

Hayes and Scott Records

  • UQFL278
  • Collection
  • 1948-1989

Architectural drawings, mostly residential, with some commercial; magazine clippings; 35mm slides; photographs.

Hayes and Scott

Matt and Anna Leyshon Papers

  • UQFL631
  • Collection
  • 1956-2004

Architectural plans, specifications and photographs relating to Lauder house at 4 Crane Street, Newmarket.

Leyshon, Anna

Elaine Smith Papers

  • UQFL446
  • Collection
  • 2002-2008

Correspondence and photographs from asylum seekers detained in Nauru; letters to asylum seekers, supporters, politicians and government agencies; newspaper cuttings, media commentary and reports; embroidery; publications and ephemera; artworks by asylum seekers.

Smith, Elaine

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