Oral history interview with Miss Harriet Marks, Mrs Freda Freeman and Mrs Audrey Jorss, 27 Jul 1981

University of Queensland Oral history interview with Miss Harriet Marks, Mrs Freda Freeman and Mrs Audrey Jorss, 27 Jul 1981. (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 Miss Harriet Marks, Mrs Freda Freeman and Mrs Audrey Jorss, 27 Jul 1981
Open Access Status Other
Recording Date 1981-07-21
Year available 2015
Contributor Marks, Harriet Elizabeth, 1900–1989
Freeman, Freda
Jorss, Audrey
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 (85 min.); 4 1/4 in.
Source Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording, Volume 2, track 20a, 20b
Duration 01 hr., 31 min., 01 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.
Marks, Harriet Elizabeth, 1900–1989
Freeman, Freda
Jorss, Audrey
Additional Notes Harriet Elizabeth Marks, schoolteacher and educationist, won an open university scholarship in 1919 at the University of Queensland (UQ). While studying science at UQ (B.Sc., 1923) she lived at the Women’s College. A long-time member of the University of Queensland Women Graduates’ Association (later the Queensland Association of University Women), Marks always maintained a close link with Women’s College, her ‘second home’. She was a council member for many years until 1986, Old Collegians Association president (1950) and a member of the building appeal and standing committees. In 1989 she was made a founding fellow of the college; the dining hall had been named after her in 1981. The Harriet Marks bursary, financed by a bequest of about $63,000 made by Marks, was established in 1990 at the University of Queensland. Reference: Tom Watson, 'Marks, Harriet Elizabeth (1900–1989)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/marks-harriet-elizabeth-14923/text26112, published first in hardcopy 2012, accessed online 3 November 2015.

Winifred “Freda” Alice Freeman (née Oxnam), Companion of the British Empire (1980), received a Bachelor of Science from UQ in 1925. Freeman was a foundation member of the Alumni Association in 1967, and was elected to the Alumni executive at the inaugural meeting and ended up serving for fifteen years on the Executive. She was a member of the University Senate for eight years. Joint convenor, with Audrey Jorss, of the Academic Dress Hiring Service from 1976 to 1985. (Information supplied by University of Queensland Archives).

Audrey Nesbit Jorss (née Mackay), received her Bachelor of Science from UQ in 1932 and also earned a University Blue in tennis. She was a foundation member of the Alumni Association, serving on the Executive from 1967 to 1985. She was also heavily involved with the Australian Federation of University Women, joining in the 1930’s and served in various executive capacities through to the 1970’s. Joint convenor, with Freda Freeman, of the Academic Dress Hiring Service from 1976 to 1985. (Information supplied by University of Queensland Archives).

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