University of Queensland St. Lucia perspective sketch of proposed completed scheme, [1936]

Hennessy, Hennessy & Co., University of Queensland St. Lucia perspective sketch of proposed completed scheme, [1936], St Lucia, Brisbane, 2017.

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Designer Hennessy, Hennessy & Co.
Title University of Queensland St. Lucia perspective sketch of proposed completed scheme, [1936]
Date of completion 2017
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1936-01-01
Year available 2017-03-06
Location St Lucia, Brisbane
Type image/tiff
Language eng
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Keyword Hennessy, Hennessy and Co.
Architecture -- Queensland -- Design and plans
Architectural drawings
Commercial buildings -- Queensland -- Designs and plans
Queensland Heritage Register
St Lucia (Brisbane, Qld.)
University of Queensland -- History
University of Queensland -- Buildings
University of Queensland. Great Court -- Design and plans
Campus planning -- Queensland -- Brisbane
Series University of Queensland Site Plans Collection, UQFL250
Job Number UQFL250, Folder 1
Source University of Queensland Site Plans Collection, UQFL250, Folder 1, item 2
Original Format Architectural drawing; pencil on tracing paper; 123 x 76 cm.
Creator University of Queensland
Formatted abstract
The University of Queensland Site Plans collection consists of site plans of the University of Queensland, St. Lucia. Includes plans by Hennessy & Hennessy Co., F.W. Robinson, R.W. Hawken, J.J.C. Bradfield and A. B. & R.M. Wilson. The plans are arranged in 13 folders. Some are classified by the name of architects and some by the theme of the plans. Most plans in this collection date from the 1930s to 1950s.

The St Lucia site for the University of Queensland was purchased in 1927 with funds provided by Dr James O'Neill Mayne and his sister, Miss Mary Emelia Mayne. The title to the land was presented to the Chancellor in 1930, and in 1935 the Queensland Premier, the Hon. W. Forgan Smith, announced that the State Government had decided to build a new university on the land at St Lucia. A joint committee of government and university representatives was appointed to investigate the site, draw up plans and report to the government. Its members were Dr Melbourne (University representative and chairman), Dr Bradfield (government representative and deputy chairman), J.D. Story (Public Service Commissioner), A.B. Leven (Chief Architect, Department of Public Works) and T.L.Jones (Chairman of the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board). Six plans were presented, by Professor Hawken, Mr Leven, Dr Bradfield and Professor Robinson. All the plans used a topography of the site in a similar manner to A.B. Wilson's original plans of 1926. In 1936 the government appointed the architectural firm of Hennessy Hennessy & Co.
Geographic co-ordinates

153.011473,-27.496071 153.015143,-27.496071 153.015143,-27.498831 153.011473,-27.498831 153.011473,-27.496071

Additional Notes The University of Queensland Great Court was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 8 March 2002. Reference "University of Queensland, Great Court Complex (601025)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 3 April 2017.

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