Inaugural CAUL/ASA Fellow, Dr Lyndon Megarrity

It was a pleasure to recently welcome the inaugural CAUL/Australian Society of Authors Research Fellow, Dr Lyndon Megarrity, to the Fryer Library.

An historian at James Cook University, Dr Megarrity is utilising his Fellowship to carry out research into James George Drake (1850-1941) who played a key role in the lead up to Federation at the turn of the nineteenth and into the twentieth century.

Drake's papers are held in the Fryer Library at UQFL96, along with a range of other interesting collections that document that period in the history of Australia as it emerged as a federated nation.

Hon. James George Drake, 1889. Image No. 185819, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Hon. James George Drake, 1889.
Image No. 185819, John Oxley Library,
State Library of Queensland.

We look forward to Dr Megarrity returning to the Fryer Library as he liberates from our rich collections a deeper understanding of Drake.

As a barrister, publisher, journalist and leading politician in State and Federal politics, including Senator for Queensland from 1901-06, James George Drake was a fascinating man of many talents in a tumultuous era of change.

Dr Megarrity with Fryer Library Manager Simon Farley
Fryer Library Manager Simon Farley (R)
with Dr Megarrity in the Fryer Library
Reading Room

 

Simon Farley
Manager, Fryer Library

Last updated:
11 January 2017