File File 24 - Additional drawings for Union College

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UQFL117-Series A-Subseries 13-File 24


Additional drawings for Union College


  • 1968-1974 (Creation)

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18 architectural drawings

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Administrative history

James Birrell commenced his own practice in 1966 after resigning from his position as Architect with the University of Queensland. At this time he also acquired the firm of Scorer and Scorer, which formed the basis of his first jobs. One of those jobs was the Agrictulture and Entomology Buidling at University of Queensland a Scorer and Scorer commission from the Co-ordinator General of the Queensland Government's Department of Works. James Birrell & Partners had offices at various times in Brisbane, Townsville, Port Moresby, and Maroochydore with various partners (including Lorant Kulley, Philip Conn, Richard Stringer and Lindsay Mack). Birrell wound the business up in 1997.

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Additional architectural drawings for various stages of Union College:
[Items 1-4] Job no. D14/F1 to D14/F4; Aug, Oct, Nov 1972; D14/F3 has previous number A15.99 which is a duplicate number).
[Item 5] Signboard detail.
[Items 6-8] B22A/1 to B22A/3; (previously numbered A15.152-154).
[Items 9-11] 'Proposed demountable clothes line for Union College (previously numbered A15.155-157).
[Item 12] 'Union College - New benches'; (previously numbered A15.159).
Item 13] 'Amendment to bathroom in vice wardens flat at Union College'; (previously numbered A15.161).
[Items 14-15] 'Garages for Union College', 2 May 1969, (previously numbered A15.162-163).
Item 16] 'Site and floor plan', 14 Nov 1973, (no prior numbering).
[Item 17] Drawing no. 3475-1 'Union College - squash courts', Aug 1970, (no prior numbering).
[Item 18] 'Proposed flats in lieu of existing bedrooms at Union College, James Birrell (Teneriffe), 18 Oct 1974, (no prior numbering).

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Additional architectural drawings for various stages of Union College added from unnumbered "Misc" folder.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Oversize folder 47


Previously housed in "Misc" unnumbered folder, some with prior numbers and some not.

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Created, Linda Justo, 3-Mar-2021




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  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 47