- Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship
Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship
About the Fellowship
The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is awarded annually to support a research project that uses the rich resources of the John Oxley Library and contributes to the creation of new knowledge about Queensland’s business and economic history.
The fellowship recipient receives a stipend of $15,000, a personal work space within the Neil Roberts Research Lounge for 12 months and premium access to State Library’s extensive collections and staff expertise.
The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is generously supported by the John Allpass Charitable Foundation.
2022 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow
The 2022 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship was awarded to Mary Howells for her project, Trittons: Furnishing Queensland.
Mary's project will provide substantial research into the successful furniture business established in Woolloongabba by Fred Tritton in 1886. Tritton's relocated to George Street in 1899, showcasing imported and locally made furniture. Tritton’s 1907 factory in South Brisbane, and its larger 1936 West End factory used Queensland timbers and Queensland craftsmen. Trittons produced numerous catalogues, supported by a mail order service and was awarded gold medals in the Royal National Exhibitions of 1928 and 1929 – proudly adopting the logo of Trittons Gold Medal Furniture. Mary's research will examine the business from various perspectives, including the devotion to Queensland enterprise, the use of advertising, and support of the arts.