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Views of Cairns-Herberton Railways, etc., Queensland

  • F3462
  • Item
  • 1886-1900

Album of twelve sepia photographs of views of North Queensland including Cairns, Herberton, Barron George, Barron Falls, Hambledon and railways in the area. Title handwritten inside album. Album is undated. A handwritten list of captions and supplied item numbers has been inserted prior to the title page. Most photographs appear to be around the construction of the railway to Herberton which began in Cairns in 1886. It finished in Ravenshoe in 1916.

Written on the inside cover the album, presumably by the seller: "In. [Inventory] 5033. Royal Qto. Oblong Purple toned. 10 [shillings]". These type of photographs were often taken by the Queensland Government.

Each photo has caption, supplied information is included in square brackets:

  1. Glacier Rock . --
  2. [Cairns-Herberton railway] From 28 bridge. --
  3. Surprise Creek bridge [Cairns-Herberton railway]. --
  4. Cairns end of long tunnel. --
  5. The Barron Gorge. --
  6. Herberton end of the tunnel. --
  7. Near the Barron. --
  8. Barron Falls. --
  9. Aborigines of Cairns-Herberton district. --
  10. Kanaka women working in sugar cane. --
  11. Hambledon Sugar Plantation Cairns, general views. --
  12. Hoeing weeds in young cane.

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this manuscript may contain images or names of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.

Yvonne Smith Papers

  • F3875
  • File
  • 2002

Handwritten letter from David Malouf answering three questions that Yvonne Smith had asked: how did An Imaginary Life first come to be published; how were Fly Away Peter and Child's Play published; and in writing Johnno ( what was the possible influence of Peter Paul Ruben's painting The Return of the Peasants from the Fields. As the questions were not included in Malouf's response, Smith has provided a transcript of the handwritten letter with the questions included. Typed transcript of the Diary of David Malouf written while writing Child's Play, Fly Away Peter, and short stories in January / February 1981. The handwritten version of this transcript was shared with Malouf over lunch and he shared information about the content which Smith has included as footnotes.

Smith, Yvonne, 1951-

Diaries of David Malouf


  1. Diary entries on Child’s Play and Fly Away Peter, Jan and Feb 1981, removed from annual calendar, titled on front page.
  2. Diary of a trip to Lebanon and Syria with Carmen Callil [editor at Chatto & Windus], Apr 1994, A6 notebook, [Ca. 100p].
  3. Typescript from a diary: account of a trip to Lebanon and Syria in 1994 with Carmen Callil, for printing an anthology, 19p, undated.
  4. Copy of extract from water-stained diary together with ‘typed extracts from a personal diary kept by David Malouf from October to December 1976', with relevance to the material in the subseries for An Imaginery Life.

Wally Doe Photographs

  • UQFL275
  • Collection
  • 1932-1948

252 photographs and 1 album of photographs of Papua New Guinea, mainly depicting Bulolo gold fields. Handwritten identifying notes on the back of most photographs; some of these notes are by John Murphy.

Doe, Wally (Wally Lewis)

Alison Hoddinott Papers

  • UQFL332
  • Collection
  • 1946-1995

Letters from Gwen Harwood and her husband, F.W. Harwood, to Alison Hoddinott and her husband W.G. Hoddinott. Includes "Sappho cards", parodies of other Australian poets, accounts of Gwen Harwood's first meetings with James McAuley and A.D. Hope, a full account of the Walter Lehmann Bulletin hoax, and manuscript poems. Also typescript for "The lion's bride", dream book, and Sappho cards to Thea Goodwin. Alison Hoddinott's book, Blessed city : the letters of Gwen Harwood to Thomas Riddell January to September 1943 was awarded the Age Book of the Year in 1990.

Hoddinott, Alison, 1931-

Roman Pavlyshyn Papers

  • UQFL640
  • Collection
  • 1946-2015

Papers and architectural drawings created by Roman Pavlyshyn in the course of his career. Includes student work, work created while employed by Karl Langer and the Queensland Works Department as well as work created in private practice. This includes a large number of projects for the Ukrainian community, including ecclesiastical and private commissions. The papers also include private papers, photographs (174 photographs, 26 negatives), a few publications and a work of art by Irene Amos.

Pavlyshyn, Roman, 1922-2019

Ian Ferrier Architectural Drawings

  • UQFL641
  • Collection
  • 1935-1987

Architectural drawings relating to projects undertaken by Ian Ferrier, architect, with various iterations of his architectural firm, A Ian Ferrier and Associates, generally for the Catholic Church in Queensland.

Ferrier, Alexander Ian, 1928-2000

Tony Booth Papers

  • UQFL642
  • Collection
  • 1897-2012

Material relating to the history of athletics in Australia in particular the Australian Inter-varsity Track and Athletics Championships. Includes event programs and results, newspaper cuttings, annual reports, minute books, speeches, biographies.

Booth, Tony

Don Watson Papers

  • UQFL643
  • Collection
  • 1967-2001

This collection comprises Don Watson’s various contributions to architecture in Queensland as a designer, historian, teacher and advocate. It includes papers relating to his work in creating the Queensland Architectural Archive within the Fryer Library; his work while with the University of Queensland Department of Architecture especially the lunch time lecture programs; the 'Architecture as a Community Art' public lecture program; and his work with Queensland University of Technology as a lecturer.

Watson, Donald, 1945-

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