Sixty Years Teaching with The University of Queensland

At the beginning of March 1943, war-time Brisbane was a garrison city overflowing with an influx of servicemen from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, amongst others, gathered here as a staging point for northern operations in the South Pacific. Food and clothing were partly rationed, as was petrol, and at night the city[…]

Life as a student in the second half of the forties

I was never not going to go to University. My father was on the lecturing staff in Botany; my mother was a graduate in science from the University of Western Australia; my sister Margaret, three years ahead of me, was about to graduate in Arts. I began my studies in 1947, enrolling in Science. Maths,[…]