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North Queensland labour history presentations and interviews

Audio recordings of sessions at the North Queensland Labour History Conference held at the Australian Workers' Union Hall in Townsville, from 6 to 8 June 1987. The recorded sessions are: 'Opening address' by Margaret Reynolds; 'Progressive women in the North' with Carole Ferrier, Agnes Hall and Jim Henderson; 'Aborigines in North Queensland' with Geoff Warner (Chair), Joe McGinness, Tom Sullivan, Warren Bowden and Fred Thompson; 'Labour activists between the wars' with Warren Bowden and Jim Henderson; 'Labour after the war' with Jeff Wills and Fred Thompson; and 'Labour past and present' with Tom Bland, Warren Bowden, George Bliss, Laurie Crofton, Jim Henderson and Agnes Hall. This series also includes audio recordings of one-to-one interviews conducted by Paul Turnbull with Jim Henderson, Pat Clancy, Warren Bowden, Joe Flowers and William Alexander Travers, an interview by an unidentified woman with Agnes Hall, and recollections by George Bliss, Lou Elliot, Laurie Crofton and Warren Bowden.

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource may contain voices, images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

Turnbull, Paul, 1954 -

Paul Turnbull Sound Recordings

  • UQFL628
  • Collection
  • 1986-1987

Thirty three audiocassettes containing recordings of oral history interviews and sessions from the North Queensland Labour History Conference held in Townsville from 6 to 8 June, 1987. The oral history recordings include interviews with Ronald Ellwood and Harry Tones about their service with the Australian Light Horse in World War One, and interviews with people who were involved with the Communist Party of Australia in North Queensland before and after World War Two.

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource may contain voices, images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

Turnbull, Paul, 1954 -

Kath Walker talks to Paul Tripcony

  • F3874
  • Item
  • 1973

Sound recording from 1973 or 1974 by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, and others, interviewing Paul Tripcony while he was on a visit to MinJerribah.

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource may contain voices, images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993

Interviews with World War One Light Horse veterans

Recordings of interviews with World War One Light Horse veterans Ronald Ellwood and A.H. (Harry) Tones. The interview with Ellwood was conducted in Kingaroy by Paul Turnbull. Ellwood speaks about his enlistment and service in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, and his return to civilian life in Queensland and the challenges of reintegration. The interview with Harry Tones was conducted in Townsville by Paul Turnbull and C. Edmondson. Tones recounts aspects of his military service in the 11th Light Horse 4th Brigade, and of his return to civilian life in North Queensland.

Turnbull, Paul, 1954 -

University of Queensland Department of Physics Slides

  • UQFL629
  • Collection
  • ca. 1880-ca. 1999

Lantern slides, 35mm slides, negatives, glass plate negatives, and indexes to slides. Also one box of 5 unexposed AGFA-Gevaert brand negatives. Wooden cabinet originally used to house lantern slides retained separately.

A combination of original and published sets of slides. Initially glass lantern slides, later additions were acquired in 35mm slide format with some lantern slides then reformatted. The collection also appears to include some slides obtained from other Departments.

In 1950, the St Lucia campus Parnell Building lecture theatres were designed specifically without windows to facilitate the use of slide projectors.

Unless otherwise noted, all date ranges applied to this collection are approximations based on format and content.

University of Queensland. Department of Physics

Wally Doe Photographs

  • UQFL275
  • Collection
  • 1932-1948

Two hundred and twenty five photographs (mostly black and white photographs), eighteen real photo postcards, and four 35 mm negatives. These photographic images are mostly taken Papua New Guinea, mainly depicting Bulolo gold fields. Many of the photographs have been taken by Wally Doe or feature him (and his wife Billie). Handwritten identifying notes on the back of most photographs; some of these notes are by John Murphy.

Accompanied by one album, 14 x 20 cm, with 23 black and white photographs with a typescript note pasted to the front cover with information about what became of the dredges during the Second World War. These photographs have been attached to the pages using photo corners; it appears some may have been removed or lost at some time.

Doe, Wally (Wally Lewis)

An introduction to 'One People of Australia League'

Black type on white paper. Information booklet. The second page notes it is intended to be the pilot issue of a recommenced quarterly magazine made to raise awareness int he Brisbane community of the work carried out by OPAL. The booklet covers the history, aims and objectives, and key people of OPAL. Includes articles on OPAL's first president Jim Hamilton; Uncle Willie MacKenzie (Geerbaugh), for whom the OPAL Centre (Geerbaugh) on Anne Street was named; the Miss OPAL Quest pageant; and Yelangi Pre-School. Booklet contains an insert of a blank OPAL membership application form; the form indicates it cost $1 to join OPAL and an applicant had to be nominated by two current OPAL members.

OPAL (Organisation)

The liberator : a novel in verse by Sense of Justice

  • F3881
  • Item
  • 1933

Verse novel set in a magistrates court, as well as a court referred to as 'higher court', located in Australia. Follows the activities of a barrister, Wiseman Right, a resident of Ravensbourne, Queensland, as he defends a prisoner (among other accused parties) and represents a divorce plaintiff. Bound carbon copy typescript with gilt blind stamp title on front. Some annotations throughout.

Hall, Thomas

Percy Brier Papers

  • UQFL19
  • Collection
  • ca. 1906-1969

Personal papers, correspondence, photographs, notebooks . Manuscripts on history of music in Queensland; church history in Brisbane, with emphasis on church choirs and liturgical music; records of Queensland musical societies. Notes on the teaching of music in Australia. Musical scores and programs. Compositions for piano, choir, violin; including full score for an opera. Memoirs. Associations: Australian Music Examination Board; Musical Association of Queensland; Guild of Australian Composers; Brisbane Musical Union.

Brier, Percy, 1885-1970

Rosemary Opala Papers

  • UQFL361
  • Collection
  • 1910-2008.

Sketches, biographical material, artwork, photographs, and short stories related to Rosemary Opala's nursing career and her career as a writer of popular magazine fiction. There are 48 original artworks, some framed, primarily of plants and 830 x 35mm colour slides.

Opala, Rosemary, 1923-2008

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