File File 15 - University of Queensland Inauguration

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UQFL79-Series F-Subseries 2-File 15


University of Queensland Inauguration


  • 1909 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Eldest child of Joshua Peter and Margaret Miller Bell (nee Douglas), Joshua Thomas Bell (also known as Joey) was born 13 March 1863 at Ipswich, Queensland. Educated at the Brisbane Grammar School, Joshua Thomas entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England in 1881. He returned to Queensland in 1889 and in 1893 he was elected Member for Dalby. In 1903 he married Catherine Jane Jones (nee Ferguson, widow of Sydney Jones) (1867-1943). They had two children: Joshua Peter Ferguson (1907-1997) and Margot Margaret Maxwell (1908-1929) . Joshua Thomas Bell was part of the Arthur Morgan and William Kidston ministries. He was Minister for Lands, Minister for Railways, Home Secretary and Speaker. He died on 10 March 1911 at "Rakeevan", the Graceville residence of John Ferguson, father of Catherine Ferguson.

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Copy of the booklet Inauguration of the University of Queensland on Queensland’s Jubilee Day, 10 Dec 1909, Cumming, Govt. Printer, Brisbane; with a facsimile of admission card for the Hon. J. T. & Mrs Bell. Inserted are loose hand written notes for the speech in the booklet by the Hon. Joshua Thomas Bell (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly)

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  • English

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Box 5 Folder 1

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Created, Linda Justo, 27-Jul-2021.




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  • Box: UQFL79 Box 5