UQFL117-Series C-File 3
- 1961-1965 (Creation)
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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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Correspondence relating to the construction of the Union College, University of Queensland St Lucia, dated from 2 Oct 1961 to 27 April 1965.
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Transferred from original cardboard binder with the spine label "Union College 30.iv.'65" into three folders that are arranged in reverse chronological order:
Folder 1 of 3: Apr 1965 to Jan 1965.
Folder 2 of 3: Dec 1964 to Sep 1964.
Folder 3 of 3: Aug 1964 to Oct 1961.
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Box 2 Folders 1-3
Previously housed in Box 3 Folder 2.
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Created, Linda Justo, 24-Feb-2021.