Collection UQFL117 - James Birrell Papers

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Reference code

UQFL117

Title

James Birrell Papers

Date(s)

  • [1948-197-] (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

13 boxes, ca. 1500 plans.

Context area

Name of creator

(1928-)

Biographical history

James Birrell was educated at the Melbourne Technical College (1945-1949) while working for the Victorian State Works Department (1947), for R.G. Warren (1948) and the Commonwealth Works Department (1949-1950). He transferred into a fourth year course in the School of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Following his graduation in 1950, he returned to the Commonwealth Works Department and worked for them in Melbourne, Canberra and Darwin. He was appointed Architect in charge of the Architectural Branch in the Brisbane City Council (1955-1961). He resigned to become Staff Architect to the University of Queensland (1961-1966). He commenced his own practice in 1966, with offices at various times in Brisbane, Townsville, Port Moresby, and Maroochydore with various partners (including Lorant Kulley, Philip Conn, Richard Stringer and Lindsay Mack).

Name of creator

(1902-)

Biographical history

Name of creator

(1901-1968)

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Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, [1948-197-]
Collection alternatively titled as: James Birrell Collection.

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Scope and content

Drawings of residential and commercial buildings, job files, correspondence incoming and outgoing, newspaper cuttings, maps, photographs and research material for his book on Walter Burley Griffin. Includes plans by Scorer and Scorer, and Cook and Kerrison.

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Status

Migrated

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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