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University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Ephemera

  • FVF753
  • File
  • 1951-1965.

Circulars, notices, membership forms, handwritten notes, programmes, and related material. Circulars and programmes from 1951-1963 are dated; others have day and month listed only. Activities detailed in these papers include day hikes, camping, slide nights or sessions, rock-climbing, suppers and training sessions on bushwalking and hiking techniques, regular meetings. Rucksacks were purchased by the club and could be hired by members. Regular bushwalking routes and sites included Mount Barney, Stradbroke Island, the Glasshouse Mountains, Enoggera Reservoir in Ferny Grove, Cunningham's Gap, Binna Burra, and Mount Lindsay. Some personal information about the members was shared, such as when members left or returned, or were married. The care and maintenance of Dryden's Hut on Mount Barney also regularly featured.

University of Queensland Bushwalking Club

Paul Knobel Papers

  • F3856
  • File
  • 2010-2011

Manuscripts, publication cards and documents relating to the poetry and publications of Paul Knobel, Queensland poet and writer. One printout of An Australian Gay Chronology ; One printout of manuscript of Poems 2008-2011, removed from plastic ring-bound folder (discarded) ; One printout of _The twenty-first century: poems 2000-2007, spiral-bound, with handwritten corrections and commentary in black ink ; One copy of 'From touch to touch' published on white cardboard in A5 size ; Ten poems printed on cardboard of varying colours, ca. 8.7 x 21.7 mm, two of which are duplicates ; One printout of _Paul Knobel: Bibliography/Bio-bibliography/CV/Curriculum vitae/Vita current to 15 August 2011, clipped to one printout of _Paul Knobel: Bio-bibliography current to 9 October 2010.

Knobel, Paul, 1948-

Letters to Mary Anne Ruck from members of the Atkin family

  • F3340
  • File
  • 1865-1867.

This file is comprised of copies (handwritten and typed) of letters written by the Atkin family to Mary Anne Ruck. Newly weds, Robert and Mary Atkin, together with Robert's sister Grace Atkin and his mother Alice Atkin arrived in Brisbane on the vessel the Wansfell on 23 March 1865, from England. The vessel left on 11 November 1864. They travelled by steamer to Rockhampton and eventually settled at Herberts Creek about 100 km from Rockhampton. The letters cover the time in Central Queensland, before moving to Brisbane.

There is an exercise book of handwritten copies of the letters with the cover missing and bottom and side edges appearing to be burnt; 18 leaves of photocopies of typed copies of the letters rom 1865 to 1867 [?], with handwritten annotations in red pen; additional 5 leaves of photocopies of typed copies, no annotations with the title on the cover page 'Copies of letters written to Mrs. Ruck from Queensland 1865-1867 Mary G. [sic] Atkin, Robert L. Atkin, Grace I. [sic] Atkin'; 7 leaves handwritten notes about the letters; 'The Wansfell' (1 leaf printout from The Courier, 1865 Mar 24); 2 leaves (plus title pages) about the Wansfell (photocopies from 'Log of logs : Vol. 2' by Ian Nicholson).

Ruck, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1920

Papers relating to Ada Cambridge

  • F3674
  • File
  • 1887-1911.

Material copied from the originals held in the Huntington Library. Included in this file is the photocopy of holograph inscriptions in Ada Cambridge works, formerly part of the library of James Carleton Young:

  • Photocopy of cover, library catalogue card and title page for A Happy marriage, London : Hurst and Blackett, 1906, with the inscription on the title page: Not, of course, ones ideal happy marriage - far from it - but representing, as I think, the general type of happy marriage that we actually see & know. Ada Cross ("Ada Cambridge"), March 1907.
  • Photocopy of cover, library catalogue card and title page for Fidelis : a novel, 4th ed., London : Hutchinson, n.d., with an inscription on the half title page: An illustration of a theory which a long study of human nature seems to have confirmed - that a conspicuous lack of physical attractions is (to the healthy-minded in aspiring) more helpful to character and success in life than beauty. Ada Cambridge. March 16th 1907.
  • Photocopy of cover, library catalogue card and title page for Path and Goal, London : Methuen, 1900, with an inscription on the half title page: That what is perhaps my favourite novel (of my own creation) should find its permanent home in the United States - where I have long believed that the standards of literary culture, workmanship and taste are the highest and most stable of any in the world - is to me the greatest public honour as well as personal gratification that my profession as a writer has brought me. Ada Cross ("Ada Cambridge") Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 1907.
  • Photocopy of cover, library catalogue card and title page for Not all in vain, Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1892, with the inscription on the title page: The Australian edition of this book is substituted for the unwieldy 3 volumes of the original English issue. The work belongs to the full and happy earlier years of my literary life, and marks the period at which I was definitely received into the ranks of British novelists - Ada Cambridge. March 17th 1907.
  • Photocopy of cover, library catalogue card and title page for A marked man : some episodes in his life, Popular edition, London : William Heinemann, 1894, with inscription on half title page: This book laid the foundation of such literary reputation as I have enjoyed since its publication in 1891, it being my first to attract public attention in England. I think it can also claim the [indecipherable] of being amongst the first of British works to obtain copyright in the United States. The "Queenslanborougher" [? indecipherable] of the story is reminiscent of a villager - afterwards this villages, one a [?] watering-place - on the east of [?] (my native country0, where many happy summers of my childhood were spent. The "Camp" existed as described and [?] me many years ago. Its 'site' is new thickly built [?], included in the spreading [?] of suburban Sydney. Ada Cross ("Ada Cambridge") Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. March 15th 1907.
  • Photocopy of cover, library catalogue card and title page for The Three Miss Kings, London : William Heinemann, 1899, with inscription on half title page: This novel, although not my first to appear in book form, was the first written of the series published in London and New York, beginning with "A Marked Man" in 1891. It immediately followed the latter book, having been a serial in 'The Australasian' so long before [?] 1883. I considered it, by reason of its [?] ineligible for an honour. I should not myself have and might for it, but it had passed from my possession and control before "A Marked Man" established me as a British author, and I believe, it has had a larger circulation and been more generally read than any of its successors. Ada Cross ("Ada Cambridge") Williamstown, Victoria, Australia April 5th 1907.
  • Photocopy of cover, library catalogue card and title page for Unspoken thoughts, London : Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1887, with inscription on fly leaf: This little work may be described as an ebullition of untempered grath [?]. Twenty years ago I published it at my own expense - merely as a relief to a brooding mind, grown morbid, apparently, from physical ill health and too much solitary meditation not intending that the [?] be [?] home to me. Of course, the carefully planned ambiguity could not be maintained, and the [?], from a professional point of view, was a failure - the absence of a [?] meant the absence of public notice and when in 1891 the bulk of the tiny edition "remained", and it was proposed to me to sell it for what it would fetch, I exercised my right as owner to have every copy destroyed. The book therefore has the merit - wh in my riper and calmer years I highly appreciate - of being extremely rare. Ada Cambridge. The Vicarage, Williamstown, Victoria. Australia. April 5th 1907.
  • Photocopy of a manuscript volume of poems, titled 'Poems by Ada Cambridge', 66 leaves, versos blank, with title page, two-page inscription to James Carleton Young, index listing poems. Poems: The souls' sanctuary, A prayer, Cui Bono, Sic vos mon vobis, Evening on the Broads, The Virgin Martyr, Mates, The winged mariners, Tomorrow, Nightfall on Australian hills, What of the Night?, Sonnets: - Influence, Despair, Faith, Peace.

Cambridge, Ada, 1844-1926

Makar Press Ephemera

  • FVF757
  • File
  • 1974-1975

One poster entitled 'Makar and Gargoyle poets'; four postcards featuring poems by Michael Dugan, Norman Talbot, Roger McDonald, Peter Annand. Printed by hand on the Shapcott Press in the English Department, University of Queensland.

Makar Press

Marketing pamphlet for The Book Plates of Edward B Heffernan

  • FVF756
  • File
  • 1982

Single sheet pamphlet, folded in three, in black and white, with a description of the book The Book Plates of Edward B Heffernan, and details of impending publication by The Jester Press in 1982. It contains 16 copies of bookplates, of varying sizes and illustrations, in black and white. Contains signature of Robert Littlewood in blue pen on front fold.

Littlewood, Robert C. (Robert Clive)

Notes for a Ph.D. thesis.

  • F407
  • File
  • 1970

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.

Lawson, Ronald Lynton

Programs, cards and correspondence relating to Joshua Thomas Bell

This file contains various documents relating to Joshua Thomas Bell, including:
• Program for Parliamentary dinner … to His Excellency the Governor-General, Lord Dudley, by the Members of the Queensland Ministry, 19 Jul 1909
• Program for Smoke concert and presentation to the Hon. Joshua Thomas Bell, 19 Mar 1909,2 copies
• In memoriam card, 2 copies
• In Memoriam card for Sir Joshua Peter Bell, 1881
• Program for the Tour of his excellency the Governor to norther and western Queensland, 1908
• Copy of letter dated 8 Jul 1907 from H. Bracker from Moreheads Limited responding to The Hon. J. T. Bells enquiry about certain aboriginal words and their meaning, including the words: Euoggera, Buyuba, Murrumba, Ballanur, Buyulegun, and Mooroolbin.
• Evans, George Essex. The sword of pain, Toowoomba : Weston & Harrison, 1905, with inscription on first page ‘The Hon. J.T. Bell – with the authors compliments, Nov 14th 1905’ and signed Geo. Essex Evans at the end of poem.
• Photocopy of page from marriage register with has Colin Basil Peter Bell and Sibyl Needham marriage, 3 copies, [1898]

Bell, Joshua Thomas, 1863-1911

Photographs of Banka Banka Station

  • F3684
  • File
  • [194-?]-1970

Banka Banka cattle station, 100 km north of Tennant Creek, was bought in 1940 by Mary and Philip (Ted) Ward. The file contains photographs of life on Banka Banka station. Also some photographs of Mt Isa, Camooweal, and Howard Springs.

Edwards, Valerie

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