Collection UQFL71 - William A. Amiet Papers

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William A. Amiet Papers


  • 1903-1959 (Creation)

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6 boxes.

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Biographical history

William Amiet was a Queensland barrister and writer. Born and educated in Victoria, he came to Queensland in 1912, served in World War 1 and from 1920 lived in Mackay where he practiced law and was a weekly contributor to the Mackay Daily Mercury.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1903-1959
Collection alternatively titled as: William Albert Amiet Collection.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of the diaries of William Albert Amiet from 1903 to 1959, scrapbooks of collected newspaper articles by Amiet, incoming correspondence and other works.

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System of arrangement

Arranged into 4 series by processing archivist:
Series A - Diaries.
Series B - Scrapbooks.
Series C - Correspondence, incoming.
Series D - Other papers.

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Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Boylan, Alice-Anne and O'Regan, Jane. (2016). In freedom's cause : the Queensland legal profession and the Great War. Supreme Court of Queensland Library.
Fear, J. (2015). 'Soldiers of law: Amiet, William (Bill) Albert', Proctor, Queensland Law Society, vol. 35 no. 3, pp. 18-21.
Towheed, S., & King, E. G. C. (2015). Reading and the First World War : readers, texts, archives. Palgrave MacMillan.

Publication note

Material from this collection has been exhibited in:
Supreme Court of Queensland Library, In Freedom's Cause: the Queensland Legal Profession and the Great War, Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre, 2016.

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OCLC Number

39864169 ; 222653080

Libraries Australia ID

21259621 ; 62992972

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 3-Jul-2021. Revised, AM, 29-Jul-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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Physical storage

  • Box: UQFL71 Box 1
  • Box: UQFL71 Box 1A
  • Box: UQFL71 Box 2
  • Box: UQFL71 Box 3
  • Box: UQFL71 Box 4
  • Box: UQFL71 Box 5
  • Box: UQFL71 Box 6