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Lavarack Family Album

By JOL Admin | 10 June 2008

The State Library celebrated the donation of a unique photograph album at a recent official handover event.  The Lavarack Family Album documents the public and private life of Sir John Dudley Lavarack, first Queensland born Governor of Queensland, and his wife Sybil Lavarack.

Our current Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC, was instrumental in securing this outstanding donation for the State Library and was a special guest at the event.  Various members of the Lavarack family attended including; James Laverack (son of Sir John) his wife Sue and their children John and Shelley, Dr Peter Lavarack (grandson of Sir John), his wife Beverley and their son Anthony.

The State Library presented two bound replica copies of the album to the family who have subsequently offered to donate additional collection material.

You can view the digitised version of the Lavarack Family Album online via our One Search catalogue.


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