Item Item 5 - Additions to Atherton District Hospital New Wards : sheet no. 5.

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UQFL222-Series E-File 1-Item 5


Additions to Atherton District Hospital New Wards : sheet no. 5.


  • 1937? (Creation)

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1 architectural drawing ; 53 x 68 cm

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Vibert McKirdy Brown was born in Natal, South Africa in 1887 and died in 1957. He was living in North Queensland by 1916 where he enlisted and served in the army during World War I. From 1925 Brown advertised himself as an architect. His style was art deco and simplified classical ornamentation. He was an architect in Atherton from 1922 to 1937, in Atherton and Cairns from 1937 to 1939, and in Cairns from 1940 until his retirement in the late 1940s. Two of his buildings have been heritage listed.

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Consulting structural engineer.

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Blueprint of the addition of new wards for the Atherton District Hospital. Scales vary. Includes typical section through bathroom block, section of gangway connecting main block to lavatory block, and foundation plan. In bottom right hand corner: "V.M. Brown. A.R.A.I.A. Architect. Cairns". In the left hand corner: "R.J. McWilliam. Structural Engineer. Parbury Hse, Brisbane". Unsigned. Undated.

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  • English

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Oversize folder 5 Item 5

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Created, Linda Justo, 19-Aug-2020




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  • Oversize folder: UQFL222 Oversize folder 5