Collection UQFL256 - Henry Alcock Photographs

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Henry Alcock Photographs


  • [ca. 1868]-1947 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box, 32 parcels.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Henry Alcock, McCaughey Professor of History and Economic Science, 1922-1948, at the University of Queensland, was the university's first professor of Modern History.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Photographs, [ca. 1868]-1947
Collection alternatively titled as: Henry Alcock Collection

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

The Alcock collection consists of over 2000 glass slides. The series within the collection, called "Images of early Brisbane", includes images of buildings, landmarks and views of Brisbane, including the 1893 floods. Also images of University of Queensland in its early years.

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System of arrangement

Box 1: subject card index and subject listing;
Parcel 1: Item 1-60;
Parcel 2: Item 61-120;
Parcel 3: Item 121-180;
Parcel 4: Item 181-210;
Parcel 5: Item 242 - 300;
Parcel 6: Item 301 - 360;
Parcel 7: Item 361 - 420;
Parcel 8: Item 421 - 480;
Parcel 9: Item 481 - 540;
Parcel 10: Item 541 - 600;
Parcel 11: Item 601 - 660;
Parcel 12: Item 661 - 720;
Parcel 13: Item 721 - 780;
Parcel 14: Item 781 - 840;
Parcel 15: Item 841 - 900;
Parcel 16: Item 901 - 960;
Parcel 17: Item 961 - 1005;
Parcel 18: Item A1 - B45;
Parcel 19: Item B46 - C1;
Parcel 20: Item C1 - C63;
Parcel 21: Item C65 - ED6;
Parcel 22: Item ED7 - H15;
Parcel 23: Item H16 - J42;
Parcel 24: Item J43 - L57;
Parcel 25: Item L58 - P24;
Parcel 26: Item P25 - PR8;
Parcel 27: Item PR9 - R18;
Parcel 28: Item R19 - S19;
Parcel 29: Item S20 - V3;
Parcel 30: Item V4 - W11;
Parcel 31: Item W12 - Z1A;
Parcel 32: proof sheets for publication: "Images of early Brisbane".

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright expired.

Language of material

  • English

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Related units of description

Umpi Korumba (UQFL337) makes extensive use of images from the Alcock Collection of glass slides from the Fryer Library, University of Queensland.

Related descriptions

Publication note

A selection of images was published online by The University of Queensland, supported by Brisbane City Council Local History Grants. The database has since been archived and is accessible via PANDORA.
University of Queensland Library (2000-2012). Images of early Brisbane : selected images from the Alcock collection.

Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Cook, Margaret Helen (2018). 'A River with a City Problem, not a City with a River Problem': Brisbane and its Flood-Prone River. Environment and History, Volume 24, Number 4, pp. 469-496.
Cox, Geoffrey & Hastie, Kelvin & Maidment, John (2017). Lost pipe organs of Australia : a pictorial record. Geoffrey Cox, Kelvin Hastie, John Maidment, [Camberwell, Victoria]

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OCLC Number

222719102 ; 1058749185

Libraries Australia ID

45216761 ; 63005040

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, AM 06-Dec-2021. Revised, Linda Justo, 10-Aug-2021. Revised, AM, 25-Nov-2019. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.


  • English



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