Item Item 1 - Brisbane

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UQFL643-Series E-Item 1




  • 1967 (Creation)

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1 poster ; 71 x 50 cm, folded to 18 x 25 cm

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Donald Robert (Don) Watson was born in Brisbane on 3 June 1945. In 1963 he won the Open Scholarship to undertake the University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Architecture degree. While studying part-time he worked with Lund Hutton Black and Paulsen (1963 to 1964) and was employed by James Birrell and Partners (1967 to 1969). After graduating Watson worked for Hayes and Scott (Brisbane), 1970; AB Waters and Associates (London), 1971; Geoffrey Pie and Associates (Brisbane), 1972 to 1974. After acquiring a house in South Brisbane in 1974, Watson developed an interest in local architectural history and began research for the book The Queensland House for the National Trust of Queensland. From 1975 to 1979 he practiced as an architectural consultant in Brisbane. From 1979 to 1989 Watson was employed in half- and full-time capacities as a lecturer in the University of Queensland's Department of Architecture.

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Poster that was folded to 18 x 25 cm, was designed as a street guide for students attending the Sixth Australian Architecture Students Conference in Brisbane from 20 to 27 May in 1967.. The guide was put together by Doug McKay with the help of Don Watson with 57 architectural places to see when in Brisbane for the conference. The 57 sites are numbered on the front of the poster, with some grouped by location. The front is mostly a street map of Brisbane city. On the reverse are the names of the buildings (grouped by location) with pictures of some of these buildings. On the reverse has incorrect or fake information about some of the locations.

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  • English

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Oversize folder 1

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Created, Linda Justo, 8-Jun-2021.




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  • Oversize folder: UQFL643 Oversize folder 1