Four photographs showing University of Queensland female graduates, Gwen Spurgin standing third from right, Exhibition Hall, Bowen Hills, Brisbane; waves breaking on rocks; and Duke and Duchess of York, Queensland[?], c1927 to 1930?

Spurgin, Gwendolyn E. M. (1927). Four photographs showing University of Queensland female graduates, Gwen Spurgin standing third from right, Exhibition Hall, Bowen Hills, Brisbane; waves breaking on rocks; and Duke and Duchess of York, Queensland[?], c1927 to 1930?.

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Creator Spurgin, Gwendolyn E. M.
Title Four photographs showing University of Queensland female graduates, Gwen Spurgin standing third from right, Exhibition Hall, Bowen Hills, Brisbane; waves breaking on rocks; and Duke and Duchess of York, Queensland[?], c1927 to 1930?
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1927
Year available 2016
Series Album, ca. 1927-ca. 1930, F3718
Type image/tiff
Original Format Album page; 4 photographs, sepia; 24 x 32 cm.
Source Album, ca. 1927-ca. 1930, F3718, page 7
Rights Copyright expired
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Album, ca. 1927-ca. 1930, F3718 contains 6 loose leaf double-sided pages of sepia photographs from an album once belonging to Gwendolyn Edith Millicent Risson (née Spurgin). The photographs include university excursions, possibly at Townsville, Palm Island and Tweed Heads. There are also some photographs of current events, including the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction.

Gwen Spurgin attended the University of Queensland between 1925 and 1932. While a student she played sport and won a Blues Award for hockey. In 1934 she married Sir Robert Joseph Henry Risson, who graduated from the University of Queensland in 1923.
Keyword Spurgin, Gwendolyn E. M.
University of Queensland -- History
University of Queensland -- Students
Queensland -- Pictorial works
Graduation ceremonies
Academic dress
Bowen Hills (Qld.)
Brisbane -- Buildings -- Exhibition Buildings
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002
Brisbane - Royal Visits, 1927
Royal family
Military uniforms
Rocks
Ocean waves
Geographic co-ordinates

153.552920,-26.777500 152.452799,-26.777500 152.452799,-28.037280 153.552920,-28.037280 153.552920,-26.777500

Additional Notes Handwritten notes accompanying album page:
Photo 7a: 'Graduation at old Museum. Year not known'; arrow pointing at third person from right 'Gwen'.
Photo 7d: 'Visit of Duke & Duchess of York'.

On album page there is an outline of one photograph by dried glue marks, indicating one photograph was removed from album.
Page numbers assigned by Fryer Library staff.
Some notes (not digitised) about the photographs have been pasted in by the donor, Gwen's niece.

Document type: Image
Collection: Fryer Library
 
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Created: Mon, 25 Jan 2016, 15:32:42 EST by Ms Dulcie Stewart on behalf of Fryer Library