A biographical record of Queensland women, 1939

Miss Amos (Margery Brownlie) from 'A biographical record of Queensland women', 1939

Miss Amos (Margery Brownlie) from ‘A biographical record of Queensland women’, 1939

A biographical record of Queensland women : a representation of every sphere showing activities and interests, social, philanthropic, historic, scholastic, sport and travel was published in Brisbane in 1939 by Webb, Elliot & Co.  The 175 page book contains profiles of Queensland women, the majority of whom were alive at the time of publishing. Each personal profile includes information such as background, activities, clubs, hobbies and current address.

From 'A biographical record of Queensland women', 1939

From ‘A biographical record of Queensland women’, 1939

According to the editor’s note in the preface, eligible candidates for this publication were selected by an advisory committee. The book also contains a foreword written by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, the Governor of Queensland, who explains the importance of this resource – “This Biographical Record of Queensland Women is a book which is wanted. In nearly every other State in Australia, the work of the women in philanthropic and charitable spheres, is on record, and it is only right that, here in Queensland, there should be a similar record. In addition to such work, it is very necessary that the names of those who have rendered pioneer service – and great service in their lives – should be remembered for all time.”

This book has been digitised by the National Library of Australia and can be viewed in full via Trove.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer