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The University of Queensland The University of Queensland i(A38271 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. UQ; University of Queensland)
Born: Established: 1909 ;
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BiographyHistory

'Established through a 1909 Act of State Parliament, The University of Queensland was the first university in the state and was officially founded on April 16, 1910, with the gazettal of appointments to the first UQ Senate. Teaching started in 1911 in Old Government House in George Street, Brisbane. 

'Construction started on the St Lucia site in 1937 and the first building, later named the Forgan Smith Building after the Premier of the day, was completed in 1939. During World War II, it became the advanced headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific.

'In 1990, the University merged with the Queensland Agricultural College at (now Gatton), 80 kilometres west of Brisbane, resulting in the union of the two oldest higher education institutions in the State and producing a substantial increase in enrolments.'

Source: UQ website.

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Notes

  • To see which works of Australian literature have been taught at The University of Queensland since 2006 go to the Teaching Aust. Lit. resource.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Dark Husk of Beauty 2005 Z1334831 2005 single work thesis poetry
2005 shortlisted The Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
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