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Trades and Labor Council of Queensland Records

  • UQFL118
  • Collection
  • 1894-

The collection reflects not only the emergence of the central organising body of the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland, achieved in 1947, but the often radical and pioneering nature of the Queensland labour movement itself. This is especially to be seen in documents relating to the 1890s shearers' strikes, the Cosme Settlement, the 1912 tramway strike, the 1946/48 strikes and those of the 1960s. Includes minutes (1922-1984), reports, agenda and decisions, financial records, correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Papers relate to : industrial disputes, Cosme colony, the Eight Hour Day Movement, Communist Party of Australia (Queensland) and Australian Labor Party, Workers' Educational Association, Australian Labor Day Committee, Queensland Industrial Court, Trade Union congresses, and Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Includes issues of The Organiser (1937-1939) and Cosme Monthly (1894-1904).

Trades and Labor Council of Queensland

Bruce Dickson Papers

  • UQFL395
  • Collection
  • 1960-1983

Ephemera, badges, posters, drawings, newspaper cuttings scrapbook, and videorecordings relating to radical politics, labour movements, student demonstrations, and student activities, including some theatre productions.

Dickson, Bruce


Cuttings from Brisbane newspapers relating to student radicalism, labour and union actions, and other political issues.

William James Gall Papers

  • UQFL43
  • Collection
  • 1851-1960

Diaries, newspaper clippings 1892-1934, official and private correspondence, photographs, records, Prizewinners' list from Ipswich Grammar School, financial papers, invitations and programmes; inter-departmental memoranda from period as Under-Secretary for Home Affairs and Protector of Aborigines; manager and inspector list from Bank of New South Wales, mining and share prospectuses, reports and circulars; notes on Queensland and Australian history.
Bulk of papers 1880-1938.

Gall, William James, 1867-1938

Gregory Rogers Papers

  • UQFL494
  • Collection
  • 1966-2013

Original artworks, correspondence, illustrations, storyboards, roughs, newspaper cuttings, notes, story ideas and drafts.

Rogers, Gregory

George Essex Evans Papers

  • UQFL13
  • Collection
  • [18--]-[19--]

Diaries, travel notes, notebooks, correspondence, manuscripts, sketches, press clippings, photographs, articles featured in The Queenslander and Darling Downs Gazette and material for The Antipodeon, and biographical material. Photocopies of letters 1892 to 1906 by or about Evans, held in the Mitchell Library. There is also a scrapbook containing original sketches by Percy F.S. Spence, Frank P. Mahony, C. Roth, B.E. Minns, and E. Bevan.

Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909

James Peter Birrell : a catalogue of the council work, 1955-61

  • F3849
  • Item
  • 1986

Bound volume detailing the bulk of the works of James Peter Birrell while he worked for the Brisbane City Council from 1955 to 1961. Mackee conducted this research with a grant by the University of Queensland's Department of Architecture Vacation Scholarship, with additional assitance by Peter Powell of the Brisbane City Council's Architecture Branch and Don Watson from UQ Department of Architecutre. Not all buildings Birrell was associated with during his tenure at the Brisbane City Council are in this work. Each buiding (new or an addition) includes details of the client, the architect, builder, and construction material. References for this information are also detailed. There are 296 black and white images have been pasted in including: architectural plans from the BCC; models, construction photographs, and completed building. Not all buildings have images.

Mackee, Jamie

Gertrude Langer Papers

  • UQFL157
  • Collection
  • ca. 1890-1984

The personal papers of Gertrude Langer (1908 – 1984) include diaries, correspondence, photographs, manuscripts and typescripts, notebooks and ephemera, including exhibition catalogues. The papers cover the period 1917 – 1984 including correspondence received between 1918 and 1984. The material from before 1938 includes papers relating to her Art History studies in Vienna and Paris as well as photographs taken during her travels in Europe. From 1929 onwards the papers include correspondence to and from her future husband Karl Langer (married in 1932), as well as photographs of their travels together. Correspondence and records from 1938 and early 1939 document the Langers’ escape from German-annexed Austria. Material after 1939 documents Gertrude Langer’s activities as a private art history educator and as an art critic in Brisbane. This material includes her lecture notes, lists of students attending the classes, printed ephemera, manuscripts and typescripts of her art reviews for the Courier Mail newspaper, as well as annotated exhibition catalogues. The papers also contain Arts Council of Australia and Queensland Art Gallery Society records, as well as material created by her husband Karl Langer. This includes correspondence received by him between 1922 and 1969, staff cards from his architectural firm (1950s), ephemera as well as sketch plans and architectural drawings for the Langers’ residence in St Lucia (1950).

Langer, Gertrude, 1908-1984

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