File File 2 - University Institution, Mount Gravatt

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UQFL117-Series A-Subseries 7-File 2


University Institution, Mount Gravatt


  • 1965-1966 (Creation)

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23 architectural drawings

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James Peter Birrell was born in Melbourne on the 24 October 1928. He was educated at the Melbourne Technical College (1945-1949) while working for the Victorian State Works Department (1947), for R.G. Warren (1948) and the Commonwealth Works Department (1948-1950). He transferred into a fourth year course in the School of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Following his graduation in 1950, he returned to the Commonwealth Works Department and worked for them in Melbourne, Canberra and Darwin. He was appointed Architect in charge of the Architectural Branch in the Brisbane City Council (1955-1961). He resigned to become Staff Architect to the University of Queensland (1961-1966). He commenced his own practice in 1966, with offices at various times in Brisbane, Townsville, Port Moresby, and Maroochydore with various partners (including Lorant Kulley, Philip Conn, Richard Stringer and Lindsay Mack). He died on 20 September 2019, aged 90.

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University Institution, Mount Gravatt drawings include: Land slope diagram (1966) ; Landscape elements ; Adjoining land uses and main approaches ; Traffic scheme ; Main service routes ; Geological structure (1966) ; Topographical sections ; Land use pattern ; Immediate development (1966) ; Aerial photograph of site for second University Institution ; Site plan ; Immediate development plan (1966) ; Adjoining land uses and main approaches (colour) ; Landscape elements ; Main service routes ; Topographical sections ; Contour map ; Proposed Mt. Gravatt University and Technical College sites / prepared by the Topographic Branch, Survey Office, Brisbane (1965).

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  • English

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Oversize folder 8


Previously housed in Folder 20 as A.8.23-37.


Prior to rearrangement in 2021, this subseries was Series 8 and items for both university colleges were numbered consecutively with this series. These jobs have been separated into separate files with their own item numbering.

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Created, Linda Justo, 19-Jan-2021




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  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 8