Series Series A - Records collected by Mrs Bennett when compiling the history of Robert Christison, 1837-1915

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UQFL202-Series A


Records collected by Mrs Bennett when compiling the history of Robert Christison, 1837-1915


  • 1839?-1928? (Creation)

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2 volumes.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Mary Montgomerie Christison was born on 8 July 1881 in London. She was the eldest daughter of Mr Robert Christison (1837-1915), explorer, pioneer and owner of Lammermoor, North Queensland, and his wife Mary Christison (nee Godsall), photographer. She married Charles Douglas Bennett in 1914. She was the compiler of Christison of Lammermoor and author of various works on the Yirandali people.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the University by Mrs M M Bennett, 1929.

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Scope and content

Two bound scrapbooks of records collected by Mary M. Bennett when compiling the history of her father, Sir Robert Christison, The bound volumes include: newspaper cuttings, extracts of newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, photographs, reprints of articles, and typescripts written by or relating to Sir Robert Christison and the Dalleburra people who lived on the same land. Most of the material covers the period 1870 to 1910.

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As imposed by the creator.

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Mediated access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.


Previously housed in Box 1

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 28-May-2021. Converted from PDF finding aid, Amanda Main, 30-Aug-2019.




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