Collection UQFL10 - Hume Family Papers

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Hume Family Papers


  • 1865-1934 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

8 boxes, 14 parcels.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Walter Cunningham Hume (1840 – 1921) was a surveyor and Chief Commissioner for Lands for Queensland. He and his wife Katie, daughter Ethel, brother Washington Hume, and members of both their families in England. They lived at Drayton, Toowoomba, and Brisbane.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1865-1934
Collection alternatively titled as: Hume family collection / Hume collection.

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Scope and content

Personal correspondence, photograph albums, travel journals, diaries, notebooks.

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Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of copies

View selected items from the Hume Family Collection via UQ eSpace [link]

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Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Benjamin, Roger. (2016). Biskra : sortilèges d'une oasis. Paris : Institut du monde arabe ; Algiers, Algeria : Musée national d'art moderne et contemporain.
Davies, Hilary Joan. (2004). The Hume family of Toowoomba and Brisbane : a case study of middle-class social mobility in colonial Queensland. PhD thesis, The University of Queensland School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics.
Davies, Hilary Joan. (2011). Surveying success : the Hume family in colonial Queensland. Salisbury, Qld. : Boolarong Press.
McConnel, Katherine. 'The people's stories: Queensland and Federation'. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2002: 161-169. Cultural Heritage Series.
Richards, Matthew Daniel McCormack. (2010). Race around Cairns: representations, perceptions and realities of race in the Trinity Bay district 1876-1908. PhD thesis, James Cook University.
Thorley, Virginia and Sioda, Tomasz. 'Selection criteria for wet-nurses: Ancient recommendations that survived across time'. Breastfeeding Review, Vol. 24, No. 3, Nov 2016: 13-24.
Thorley, V. (2015). 'A mother, yet not ‘mother’: the occupation of wet-nursing', Journal of Family Studies, 21:3, 305-323.
Thorpe, B. (1996). Colonial Queensland : perspectives on a frontier society. University of Queensland Press.

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222718731 ; 1096583981

Libraries Australia ID

21561086 ; 63005021

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Updated incomplete citation, Amanda Main 13-Jan-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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