Collection UQFL100 - Rhoda Felgate Papers

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Rhoda Felgate Papers


  • 1936-1986 (Creation)

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10 boxes, 1 parcel.

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Rhoda Felgate born in London on 31 July 1901. The family migrated to Australia when she was 18 months old. They eventually settled in Brisbane in 1910. Rhoda was a founding member of Brisbane Repertory Theater Society. In 1936 she was a foundation member and first director of the Twelfth Night Theatre. She was a commissioner of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (1960-1972), member of the Library Board of Queensland (1961-1975), member of the Lyceum Club in Brisbane, and was awarded an honorary MA from the University of Queensland in 1983. For an in-depth biography please see the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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Arlene Maude Sykes (1928 - 1990), was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Queensland and the founding Principal Advisory Editor of Australasian Drama Studies. In the 1950s she commenced work at the ABC on Australian theatre. She was a scholar, critic and teacher of Australian drama and literature and the author of numerous critical studies. She edited several volumes of playtexts by Australian writers, including those of her colleague Eunice Hanger. She was Principal Investigator for the Australian Drama Bibliography Project. Her list of Australian Drama Productions 1950 to 1969 was published by the Fryer Library in 1984.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1936-1986
Collection alternatively titled as: Rhoda Felgate Collection.

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Scrapbooks, photograph albums, cassette tapes.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Itemised listing of photographs within each album available in the library.

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Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Kerr, Joan. (1995). Heritage : the national women's art book, 500 works by 500 Australian women artists from colonial times to 1955. Roseville East, NSW: Craftsman House.

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22197432 ; 63005072

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 1-Jul-2021. Revised, AM, 25-May-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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