★ Paul Tripcony
Paul Tripconi was an indigenous Australian and collector of rare books and stone artefacts from Mingerribach, also known as Stradbroke Island.
1. Early life. (Ранняя жизнь)
Paul Ambrose Tripcony was born in 1901 in Moongalba, on North Stradbroke island, the mission aboriginal Miory. He was the son of Thomas Tripconi, whose family had emigrated from Cornwall, England, and Mary rose Rolland, whose mother was Ngugi. Thomas Tripcony and his family raised cattle in Beerburrum and worked on the oyster banks in Moreton Bay. Gender Tripcony probably attended a local school on the island of Stradbroke. The family moved to the mainland, and after 1914, Paul began working in Brisbane as a labourer, brewery storekeeper and driver. He lived with his mother, sister Anastasia and brother Vincent in kangaroo point, Brisbane. And Vincent, and their older brother albert Tripcony served in the AIF during the First world war.Albert Tripconi was killed in France in 1917.
2. Future life. (Будущая жизнь)
Paul joined the local Union and became an advocate for workers rights. He worked at Breweries in Queensland, Bulimba from about 1917 to 1937. Tripcony had been sacked by the brewery for his role of Union representative. In 1936-1937, he was Vice-President of the Queensland alcoholics Federation. He subsequently worked for the Brisbane city Council as a refrigeration operator and steam roller driver after 1937. In 1942, he was released from military service, but served in the civil defense.
An avid book collector, Tripconi was an enthusiast for bookstores, a member of literary societies and civil liberties societies, and had amassed a personal library that included a number of rare books. He collected Australian literature, Bush poetry and music, books about politics, Australian aborigines and their culture, and collected aboriginal stone artifacts from all over Mingerribah, his childhood home. He visited the shell middens on Stradbroke island, noting the ancient campsites and his knowledge of these informed anthropologists and other researchers who have studied these ancient sites.
He and his brother returned to live on North Stradbroke island for a while before he returned to the mainland to live in lot from the mid-1960s until his death in 1975. He did not marry or have any children, and he left a large extended family, including a nephew, Robert Anderson, a Quandamoka elder. Ashes trikonis was placed in his mothers grave in the cemetery of Dunwich on North Stradbroke island. Many items from the Tripconis artefact collection were donated to the University of Queensland Museum of anthropology, and its collection of books and Ephemera was donated to the University of Queensland fryer library. His handwritten history of creation, the legend of the Lightning Playground can be found in the biography of his nephews and in the Brisbane Museum. Tripcony interviewed the writer and activist Uguru of Noonuccal, which is also grown on Minjerriba, and they discussed the languages and history of the island. This entry can be found in the fryer library at the University of Queensland, in addition to nine boxes containing his papers, correspondence and photographs. His sister Anastasias family history on Mingerriba can also be found there.
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