Series Series A - Diaries

Identity area

Reference code

UQFL387-Series A

Title

Diaries

Date(s)

  • 1934-1970 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

4 boxes.

Context area

Name of creator

(1909 - 2008)

Biographical history

Lucy Blanch Biggs was born on 20 December 1909 in Scottsdale in Tasmania. She completed her medical training at the University of Melbourne, graduating MB BS in 1946. She held appointments at the Bendigo Base and the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospitals before embarking on work as a medical missionary in Papua New Guinea. Dr Biggs was the first medical Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea from September 1948 to January 1974 working in the northern district of Papua. In 1948 she was appointed by the Australian Board of Missions to Eroro and spent the next twelve years in Eroro in general practice before moving onto St Luke’s TB hospital in 1968. She was transferred to medical administration at Popandetta and resigned in 1974. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 1 January 1975 for her work as a medical missionary in Papua New Guinea. Her life in Papua is detailed in her regular newsletters – 110 of them over 25 years – which she published under the title From Papua with love.

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Scope and content

25 diaries, dated 1934-1940; 1948-1970.

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Accruals

System of arrangement

Chronological.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of copies

Digitised in 2017.
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Publication note

The Australian women's register, AWH004228

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created from PDF finding aid, AM, 01-Jun-2020.

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Physical storage

  • Box: UQFL387 Box 31
  • Box: UQFL387 Box 32
  • Box: UQFL387 Box 33
  • Box: UQFL387 Box 34