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Architects -- Queensland
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John Railton Papers

  • UQFL615
  • Collection
  • 1963-1997

Photographs, typescript notes, handwritten notes and newspaper cuttings relating to Railton’s architectural practice in Australia and the United States of America.

Railton, J. (John)

John Simpson Papers

  • UQFL614
  • Collection
  • 1975-ca. 2013

Architectural drawings, photographic negatives, slides and prints, architectural project files, personal papers and newspaper cuttings relating to John Simpson .

Simpson, John, 1936-

John Hingeston Buckeridge Papers

  • UQFL613
  • Collection
  • 1873-1924

Drawings, photographs, personal papers, architectural plans.

Buckeridge, John Hingeston, 1857-1934

Graham Francis de Gruchy Papers

  • UQFL604
  • Collection
  • 1950-2014

Correspondence, photographs, negatives, slides, newspaper cuttings, microfilm, maps, architectural drawings, sketches, draft manuscripts, public and private projects.

de Gruchy, Graham

Cliff Williamson Papers

  • UQFL584
  • Collection
  • 1930-2005.

Biographical material, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, photographs and a name plaque related to Cliff Williamson.

Williamson, Cliff (Matthew Clifford), 1900-1981

Vibert McKirdy Brown Architectural Drawings

  • UQFL222
  • Collection
  • 1926-1940.

Vibert McKirdy Brown worked as an architect in North Queensland in the first half of the 20th century. He drew plans for churches, schools, presbyteries, residential houses, hotels, stores, the Atherton hospital and silos for the Atherton Tablelands Maize Board. Most of the buildings were constructed. Some have since been demolished. Two have been heritage listed: the 1930s extension to the Bolands Centre in Cairns and Exchange Hotel in Mossman.

Brown, Vibert McKirdy, 1887-1957

Well Made Plans exhibition records

Records, correspondence and photographs relating to the Well Made Plans exhibition of the Queensland Architectural Archive held in the Fryer Library. Included in this file:
Friends of Fryer newsletter, includes article about the Queensland Architectural Archive and upcoming exhibition ‘Well Made Plans’, no. 21, 1988. -- Records relating to the Proposed Exhibition for the Queensland Architectural Archive in the Fryer Library, University of Queensland. -- Copy of the architectural drawing on front cover on ‘Well made plans’. -- Notes and costings for the exhibition. --Three b/w photographs of Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson launching the exhibition, with Don Watson, Ron Voller and other guests.-- Speech notes for a slideshow presentation on Architectural history headed ‘Fryer Talk’. -- 12 colour transparencies and photographic prints of the Exhibition layout. -- 12 b/w negatives and contact prints of the Exhibition layout. -- Letter from Cameron Chisholm & Nicol to F A Pidgeon (cc Don Watson) seeking sponsorship of QAA Exhibition. -- Finlayson brochure with drawings and measurements for the exhibition, costings, and layout of the venue.

Watson, Donald, 1945-

William Curnow papers

  • F3842
  • File
  • 1970-2013

Correspondence, speech notes and arwork related to Bill Curnow. Incoming and outgoing correspondence includes: working with CSIRO as Project Architect for the Australian National Animal Health Laboratory (ANAHL); with Correctional Facilities; Thiess; the University of Newcastle; and references with biographical information such as career highlights.

Speech notes include: Speech given entitled ‘C.S.I.R.O. Laboratory Animals, Their Production, Care and Housing’, 16 Feb 1972; Keynote address given at the occasion of the graduation dinner. Corrective Services Academy, Department of Corrective Services, New South Wales, 2 Dec 1994; Paper presented to the Queensland University of Technology’s Faculty of building Science entitles ‘The Changing faces of Architecture’ [undated]; Handwritten notes for a speech on private prisons entitled ‘Measuring the tangible and intangible benefits of a tender’ [undated]; Handwritten document about the development of private prisons in Australia entitled ‘Southern Cross Corrections’ [undated]; Typed document entitled ‘The Australian National Animal Health Laboratory’ [undated]; Brochure for Wang’s OPEN/image software used by the Royal Commission into the New south Wales Police Service, annotated, [undated]; andPhotocopy of handwritten notes outlining Curnow’s professional achievements and personal life [undated].

There is a caricature portrait of William Curnow, created on 22 Mar 1970 by unknown artist [initials B.Y.K.].

Curnow, William

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