Photograph of construction of Brisbane City Hall September 1926

Mobsby, Bertha, 1889- (1926). Photograph of construction of Brisbane City Hall September 1926. The University of Queensland, Fryer Library.

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Creator Mobsby, Bertha, 1889-
Title Photograph of construction of Brisbane City Hall September 1926
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher The University of Queensland, Fryer Library
Publication date 1926-09
Contributor Mobsby, Bertha, 1899-
Type photograph
Format tiff
Source The University of Queensland, Fryer Library
Language eng
Rights Please contact the Fryer Library, University of Queensland Library to inquire about this work.
Subject 310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
Abstract/Summary Construction of the Brisbane City Hall showing scaffolding, cars and cranes. McGuires Hotel can be seen in foreground and horses with carts. Bertha Mobsby was the daughter of photographer Henry William Mobsby. She was one of Queensland's early female photographers and cinematographers. In this photograph album, each photograph has a handwritten caption giving the date. First photograph shows initial stages of construction (February 1925). Final photograph shows completed building (April 1930). This photo album forms part of: Daphne Mayo manuscript collection, UQFL119 which is held in the Fryer Library. Daphne Mayo, sculptor, created the tympanum and Concert Hall frieze for the Brisbane City Hall (1927-1930)
Keyword Brisbane (Qld.) -- Pictorial works
City Hall (Brisbane, Qld.) -- History
Municipal buildings -- Queensland -- Brisbane
Brisbane (Qld.) -- History
Cranes, derricks, etc
McGuires Hotel
Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
Additional Notes If you have any further information about this photograph, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland, Tel. 07 33656276, or email

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