Collection UQFL444 - Frances Clark Papers

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Frances Clark Papers


  • 1868-1970 (Creation)

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1 box, 2 parcels.

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Biographical history

Frances Clark is the great grand-daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Brentnall and a custodian of the Brentnall family archive. Frederick was a Wesleyan minister, a member of the Queensland Legislative Council, a major stakeholder in 'The Telegraph' newspaper, and a director of numerous Queensland companies. Elizabeth was state president and later honorary life president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Queensland (WCTU) and a prominent activist in the cause of Queensland women's suffrage. Their daughter Flora was also a suffragist and an organiser for the WCTU, and was well-known for organising fund-raising functions for charity. She was a friend of Brisbane sculptor Daphne Mayo. Her daughter Noela continued the tradition of charitable work and was heavily involved in the Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1868-1970
Collection alternatively titled as: Frances Clark Collection.

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Scope and content

Papers, correspondence, photographs, newspaper cuttings and ephemera relating to Frederick Thomas and Elizabeth Brentnall and their family, in particular their daughter Flora Harris and grand-daughter Noela Denmead. Photographs and papers relating to Daphne Mayo and her work on the Queensland Women's War Memorial in Brisbane, Australia, in the early 1930s.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 6-Aug-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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