Oral history interview with Dr Ivor Burge, nd

University of Queensland Oral history interview with Dr Ivor Burge, nd. (Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording)

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Creator University of Queensland
Title Oral history interview with Dr Ivor Burge, nd
Open Access Status Other
Year available 2015
Contributor Burge, Ivor C.
Series Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording
Type audio/wav
Original Format On 1 of 3 sound discs (46 min. min.); 4 1/4 in.
Source Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording, Volume 1, track 3
Duration 37 min., 04 sec.
Language eng
Rights Please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library to inquire about this work
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The oral history interviews were conducted in preparation for the 1985 publication A place of light & learning : the University of Queensland's first seventy-five years by Malcolm Thomis, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Queensland.

Some three dozen tape recordings were made of interviews with former staff and students of the University. The interviews were conducted by John Cole, Nancy Bonnin and others from 1979 to 1983.

Between 1999 and 2001, the University of Queensland Library converted the tape recordings into MP3 format. In 2015 the Library combined tracks with the same interviewees and converted the MP3 to WAV format.

Reference: Thomis, Malcolm I. (1985). A place of light & learning : the University of Queensland's first seventy-five years. University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld.
Keyword University of Queensland -- History
Cole, John R.
Burge, Ivor C.
Additional Notes Poor recording.

Ivor Charles Burge was appointed the Director of Physical Education at the University of Queensland from March 1941 and held that position until 1970. He came to no department, no equipment, and no accommodation, knowing that his subject was not really accepted by the academics and that his job was simply to produce teachers. However, with the assistance of Professor Stable, he managed to get it accepted within the B.A. schedule in 1948 and put on an even sounder basis in 1956 through his own Ph.D. studies in education under Professor Schonell at UQ.

Burge is considered to be one of the founding fathers of basketball in Australia. The Ivor Burge Championship was named in honour of his contribution to the sports in Australia.

In 1983, he became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to the University of Queensland in the field of physical education and basketball.

References:
Basketball Australia. (2015). About U20 & Ivor Burge Championships. Retrieved 23 October 2015 from http://www.basketball.net.au/u20-ivor-burge-championships/
Sport Australia Hall of Fame. (n.d.). Ivor Burge MBE – Administration – Basketball. Retrieved 23 October 2015 from http://www.sahof.org.au/hall-of-fame/member-profile/?memberID=261&memberType=athlete
Thomis, Malcolm I. (1985). A place of light & learning : the University of Queensland's first seventy-five years. University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld.

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