Subseries Subseries 6 - Job E9 Biological Marine Research Station, Heron Island

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UQFL117-Series A-Subseries 6


Job E9 Biological Marine Research Station, Heron Island


  • 1973 (Creation)

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16 architectural drawings

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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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Comprises 16 drawings from Mar to Nov 1973 for Job E9 Biological Marine Research Station, Heron Island. These drawings were undertaken by James Birrell & Partners. Drawings include: working drawings for proposed laboratory block at Heron Island for Roche Products (10 drawings); working drawings for proposed cabins (4) at Heron Island for the University of Queensland (Affiliated with the Great Barrier Reef Committee) (5 drawings); and working drawing for workshop and fuel store.

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  • English

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Oversize folder 6


Previously housed in Folder 18as A7.23-38.


Prior to rearrangement in 2021, Subseries 5 and Subseries 6 were Series 7 and all items for both jobs were numbered consecutively

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Created, Linda Justo, 22-Jan-2021




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  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 6