Oral history interview with Professor [Jim] Burton [and Sister Lois, 9 Jun 1979]

University of Queensland Oral history interview with Professor [Jim] Burton [and Sister Lois, 9 Jun 1979]. (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 Professor [Jim] Burton [and Sister Lois, 9 Jun 1979]
Open Access Status Other
Recording Date 1979-06-09
Place of Recording Brisbane, Australia
Year available 2015
Contributor Burton, Herbert Sir, 1900-1983
Sister Lois (Elsie Irene Burton), 1905-1986
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 (60 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 4a, 4b
Duration 01 hr., 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.
Burton, Herbert Sir, 1900-1983
Sister Lois (Elsie Irene Burton), 1905-1986
Additional Notes Herbert Burton (1900-1983), who was known universally as “Joe”, was an economic historian, university administrator and educationist. Educated at Ipswich Grammar School and the University of Queensland (BA, 1922), where he studied modern languages, resided at St John’s College and played both Rugby Union and League for the university. In 1922 Burton was selected as Rhodes scholar for Queensland in 1922, he went to Queen’s College, Oxford (BA, 1925; MA, 1929), and gained first-class honours in modern history. In 1967 he awarded honorary doctorates of laws by the University of Queensland. He was presented the insignia of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to Australian Tertiary Education.

Elsie Irene Burton (1905-1986) was educated at Ipswich Grammar Girl’s School from 1919-1923 and undertook a BA at the University of Queensland, where she was captain of the Women’s Tennis team. Elsie took the name Sister Lois when she professed as a Sister of the Sacred Advert in 1938. Sister Lois taught and was Head of various Sister of Sacred Advent Schools in Queensland for 20 years. For her services to education she was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in person, in 1970.

(Information from Cook, M. (2010). Elsie Irene Burton: Sister Lois. OGA Press, 11, 7; Selwyn Cornish, 'Burton, Herbert (Joe) (1900–1983)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/burton-herbert-joe-180/text22025, published first in hardcopy 2007, accessed online 30 October 2015)

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