Collection UQFL477 - Fryer Library Photograph Collection

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Fryer Library Photograph Collection


  • ca. 1860-ca. 1980 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

6 [photograph] boxes, 1 parcel

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Administrative history

The Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature was founded in 1927 in honour of John Denis Fryer.

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Scope and content

Approximately 900 photographs, mostly black and white, some sepia. Photographs mostly relating to Queensland people and places, but including interstate and overseas photographs. Includes photographs of Australian authors, the 1893 Brisbane floods, and Mornington Island (Queensland). There are also a number of photographs of Papua New Guinea which were originally in the Beazley collection (UQFL271). Other photographs of Queensland people and places can be found in UQFL479.

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System of arrangement

Box 1: PIC1-100
Box 2: PIC101-196
Box 3: PIC206-273
Box 4: PIC301-399
Box 5: PIC400-699
Box 6: PIC700-
Parcel 1: PIC548; PIC589; PIC709; PIC838; PIC839

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Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Related units of description

Related material can be found in UQFL479 Fryer Library miscellaneous photograph collection.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that resource may contain images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, SJB, 22-Nov-2022.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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