- 1850-2016 (Creation)
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7 boxes, 6 albums, 3 parcels
Name of creator
Dr Michael White OAM QC is a barrister and legal academic with a particular specialism in maritime law. After a career in the Royal Australian Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant-Commander in 1969, he studied law at the University of Queensland and became a barrister, eventually being made Queen's Counsel in 1988. Since 1999 he has been an academic at the University of Queensland. He has a particular interest in family history, and has collected extensive research material on different branches of the Duckett White family in Australia, culminating in the publication of two books: An early settler : the Duckett White family in Australia (1990) and 19th Century Pioneer: Frank Villeneuve Nicholson Family in Australia (2016).
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1886-1999
Collection previously titled as: Michael William Duckett White Collection.
Collection previously titled as: Michael William Duckett White Papers
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
All materials acquired from Michael White.
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Scope and content
Research material relating histories of the Duckett White, the Macdonald, the Nicholson and the Morisset families.
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Materials are arranged into series and sub-series based on the family to which they are related.
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Related units of description
Material from this collection is referenced in White, Michael. An early settler : the Duckett White family in Australia. Ashgrove, Qld.: Hennessy Investments, 1990.
Drafts for White, Michael. 19th Century Pioneer: Frank Villeneuve Nicholson Family in Australia. St Lucia QLD, Australia: Dr Michael White OAM QC, 2016 are contained in this collection.
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Revised, FF, 27-Feb-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.