Collection UQFL245 - William Forgan Smith Papers

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William Forgan Smith Papers


  • 1924-1951. (Creation)

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10 parcels.

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Biographical history

Born on 15 April 1887 in Scotland. Migrated to Australia in 1911. Labor premier of Queensland 1932-1942. He died 25 September 1953.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1924-1951
Collection alternatively titled as: William Forgan Smith Collection.

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Scope and content

9 volumes newspaper cuttings, 1927-1943, relating to William Forgan Smith's political career. 1 volume typescript speeches, 1924-1951, by William Forgan Smith.

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Organized into the following series :
Series A : Newspaper cuttings.
Vol.1 : 1927-1929.
Vol.1(a) : 1932-1933.
Vol.2 : 1933-1934.
Vol.3 : 1935.
Vol.4 : 1935-1936.
Vol.5 : 1936-1937.
Vol.6 : 1938-1939.
Vol.7 : 1939-1940.
Vol.8 : 1941-1943.
Series B : Speeches, 1924-1951.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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