- 1888-1975. (Creation)
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9 boxes, 2 parcels.
Name of creator
Paul Tripcony was born at Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island in 1901. He worked as a grader driver, machinery man, and roadmaker. Tripcony was interested in Australian aborigines and their culture and collected aboriginal artefacts. He had an extensive collection of both Australian and overseas literature, which covered his wide range of interests from politics to poetry. Tripcony's collection included many limited editions and rare items. Other items collected by Tripcony are held in the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum. Paul Tripcony died in 1975.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1888-1975
Collection alternatively titled as: Paul Tripcony Collection.
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Certificates and testimonials, outgoing and incoming correspondence, photographs, financial papers, booksellers' catalogues and newsletters, publishers' announcements, political and pressure group leaflets, maps of Moreton Bay Islands, notices and plans of Moreton Bay land for sale, newspaper cuttings, subject files on people and organisations, periodicals, notes and notebooks.
Most papers cover the period 1950s-1970s.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Kirkwood, Sandra. (2016). Music museum curatorship: Reclaiming rights and responsibilities for musicking on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Australia. In Simpson, Andrew and Hammond, Gina (eds). (2016). A Cultural Cacophony: Museum Perspectives and Projects. Canberra: Museums Galleries Australia.
This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.
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- Tripcony, Paul, 1901-1975 (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.