- 1909-1979 (Creation)
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17 boxes, 3 parcels.
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Frederick Walter Robinson (known as "Doc Robbie") was born in Sydney in 1888. He was educated at Sydney High, University of Sydney and the University of Jena. He was Associate Professor of Modern Languages at Royal Military College Duntroon (1913-1932), and Captain and Intelligence Officer in the AIF (1915-1919). F.W. Robinson lectured in English and German at The University of Queensland (1923-1945), and later became Associate Professor of English (1946-1958). He was in the General Staff Office as a Major (Intelligence) in 1941-42. He presented the Commonwealth Literary Fund Australian Literature Seminars and Lectures at The University of Queensland in 1944 and 1958, and at Sydney University in 1946. F.W. Robinson also set up the Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature at The University of Queensland. For many years he was associated with the Oxley Library, the Queensland Art Gallery and other cultural institutions. He played a large part in the planning of the University of Queensland at St Lucia. F.W. Robinson died in 1971.
Collection previously titled as: University of Queensland History Collection, 1909-1979
Collection alternatively titled as: University of Queensland History Collection.
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Reports, minutes, correspendence, plans, newspaper cuttings and other records relating to the history of the University of Queensland, its colleges, clubs and staff association. Includes series on the planning and development of the St Lucia campus in the 1940s and 50s, the university's sporting clubs and competitions, the UQ War Memorial Committee, the Co-ordinating Committee for Overseas Students and FW Robinson's guide to the University, published in 1957.
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- University of Queensland. Academic Staff Association (Subject)
- University of Queensland Sports Union (Subject)
- University of Queensland UQ Sport (Subject)
- University of Queensland (Subject)
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.