Monday, June 6, 2016

George Vivian Roberts


Check out the adorable life-size image of George Vivian Roberts (aged 3) pasted on the external wall of the Eddie Koiki Mabo library (Cafe entrance).

George Roberts Hall in the JCU Halls of Residence is named after George Vivian Roberts to honour his role as a driving force behind James Cook University. Roberts initially identified the site for the University to allow for future growth, sat as the Deputy Chairman of the University College of Townsville at its inaugural meeting in 1961, and later chaired various College and University Councils and committees until his retirement. He was also a long-serving Alderman for City Council. JCU Library Special Collections holds the George Vivian Roberts archive and recent biography.

Temporary images of photographs have been pasted up in locations around Townsville, throughout June, as part of the Families of Townsville project. (Part of the celebrations to mark 150 years since the city was declared a municipality).

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