Commerce building

University of Queensland, Office of Marketing and Communications (1975). Commerce building. The University of Queensland.

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Creator University of Queensland, Office of Marketing and Communications
Title Commerce building
Publisher The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1975-03-11
Series Photographs of the Office of Marketing and Communications
Type Image/Jpeg
Original Format Photograph
Source University of Queensland Archives, UQA S909 p1720a
Language eng
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Subject 430100 Historical Studies
Abstract/Summary Commerce building shortly after opening in 1975, this building was known originally as the Commerce building, also known as the Commerce and Economics building. In 1996 the building was renamed in honour of Professor Edna Chamberlain.
Keyword University of Queensland
University of Queensland - Buildings
University of Queensland - History
Commerce building
Chamberlain building
References Emeritus Professor Edna Chamberlain was born in 1921 and commenced full-time work at the age of 15 years. She attended school on a part-time basis and graduated from The University of Queensland with a BCom in 1943. After completing her Diploma of Social Studies from the University of Melbourne she was appointed Director of Social Work Services, Tasmanian Division, the Australian Red Cross in 1946. Returning to Brisbane she was appointed Research Fellow in the Department of Education at UQ and following the completion of her Masters degree in the School of Social Services Administration from the University of Chicago she gained Lectureship in the Education Department at UQ. By 1973 she was appointed Head of the Department of Social Work and Professor of Social Work in 1974. She was the first woman appointed as professor in the field of social work in Australia. Retiring in 1986, she continued her association with the University as an Honorary Research Consultant. [Information taken from The University of Queensland Senate minutes, 30 May 1996]

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Created: Fri, 17 Jul 2009, 13:46:43 EST by Mr Bruce Ibsen on behalf of University of Queensland Archives