Charles Kingsford Smith at the The UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, MC, AFC, is a looming, almost mythic figure on the landscape of Australia’s cultural history. A decorated veteran in WWI – who served in Egypt, in France, and at Gallipoli before he was awarded the military cross – Kingsford Smith became arguably the most recognised pilot in Australian aviation. He embarked Read more about Charles Kingsford Smith at the The UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction[…]

The UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction is approaching fast…

The Rare Book Auction will take place on the 3rd of May at the Fryer Library, UQ St Lucia, kicking off at 6pm. It will be an exciting evening where guests can bid for over 140 lots of exceptional books, including six lots of especially rare and prized pieces. The UQ Alumni Book Fair® begins Read more about The UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction is approaching fast…[…]

Looking Forward to the 2019 Rare Book Auction

It’s great to be on a countdown to the 2019 Rare Book Auction, to be held on the opening day of the UQ Alumni Book Fair® on 3rd May 2019. The 2017 Rare Book Auction was the first book auction I have ever attended. And it certainly won’t be the last. I can’t wait until Read more about Looking Forward to the 2019 Rare Book Auction[…]

Fryer Library Memories, by Peter Hadgraft

My wife Lana and I were recently invited to a morning tea at Fryer, where we and other visitors swapped stories. Simon Farley showed us a book, in French, “A Supplement to Bougainville’s Voyage” (Supplément au voyage de Bougainville), a translation of an unofficial published account of the voyage of the Endeavour, attributed to English midshipman Read more about Fryer Library Memories, by Peter Hadgraft[…]

Friends Unite to Support UQ Fryer Library Teaching Space

Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. have donated $50,000 to launch the fundraising for the creation of a dedicated teaching space within the Fryer Library at the University’s St Lucia Campus. The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library intends to transform part of its reading room into a teaching space that will allow for Read more about Friends Unite to Support UQ Fryer Library Teaching Space[…]