Andrew J. Thynne

Unknown (1915). Andrew J. Thynne. The University of Queensland.

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Title Andrew J. Thynne
Place of publication Brisbane Queensland Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1915
Series Photographs of people and occasions associated with the University of Queensland
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Original Format Photograph
Source University of Queensland Archives, UQA S177 p1415
Language eng
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Subject 430100 Historical Studies
Abstract/Summary Andrew Josephy Thynne was born on 30 October 1847 at Ennistymon, Clare, Ireland. He arrived in Queensland with his parents in 1864 and joined the public service as a clerk. Eventually he articled to Graham Hart and was admitted as a solicitor in December 1873. Intelligent and and industrious, he formed a partnership with Edward Macartney. In January 1882 Thynne was appointed to the Legislative Council, remaining a member until its abolition in 1922. In 1896 he helped to establish the Queensland Agricultural College at Gatton. Appointed to the first senate of the University of Queensland in April 1910, Thynne was elected vice-chancellor in 1916 and chancellor in 1925. An extraordinarily energetic and versatile public man, Thynne reaffirmed the position of the original senate that university professors should not be involved in politics. He died on 27 February 1927 at Thoonbah, his home in Highgate Hill and was buried in South Brisbane cemetery.[Information taken from the Australian Dictionary of Biography on 19 October 2015]
Keyword University of Queensland
University of Queensland - History
University of Queensland - Personalities
Thynne, Andrew J

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Created: Mon, 19 Oct 2015, 13:02:53 EST by Mr Bruce Ibsen on behalf of University of Queensland Archives