File File 4 - 'Chapter 5 - Frank and Saranna's life together'

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UQFL418-Series C-Subseries 2-File 4


'Chapter 5 - Frank and Saranna's life together'


  • 1984-2010 (Creation)

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1 folder

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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).

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Solicitor Frederick Charles Nicholson was born in 1885. He played Rugby Union for Queensland and Australia, touring New Zealand in 1905. He operated a legal practice in Beaudesert for many years before retiring to Southport in 1950. He passed away in 1975. Fred Nicholson is the grandfather of Dr Michael White.

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Original folder entitled 'Chapter 5 - Frank and Saranna's life together' (now discarded) containing correspondence and biographical notes.

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Copyright applies. Contact the Fryer Library.

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  • English

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Created, FF, 10-Nov-2020.




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  • Box: UQFL418 Box 7