John Michie

John Michie

Name: John Michie

Epoch: Early 20th Century (the \'Long Early Twentieth Century\')

Grouping Field: Humanities (Ideas Formatted as Ideas) and Social Science (Models)

Location Grouping: Individual\'s Work Location

Map Coordinates: 27°28\'38.7\"S 153°01\'45.3\"E

Years At Location: 1911-1946

One Historical Setting: Prof. John Lundie Michie, Department of Classics, University of Queensland, George Street, Brisbane City (1911)

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John Michie was the foundation Professor of Classics at the newly established University of Queensland from 1911.

Impact On Brisbane Society

University historian Malcolm Thomis saw John Michie’s appointment as “acting in close collaboration with [Governor Sir William] MacGregor against the utilitarians, who wanted a university that would meet Queensland’s practical requirements rather than one embodying traditional academic attitudes from the old world.” For Michie, unfortunately, those attitudes were limited as a translator of Latin and Greek when Michie published very little research outside the languages.


Malcolm I. Thomis, ‘Michie, John Lundie (1882–1946)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1986, accessed online 4 July 2019.

Gregory, Helen. Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940, University of Queensland Library, St. Lucia Qld, 1987.

Thomis, Malcolm I. A Place of Light & Learning: the University of Queensland’s first seventy-five years, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld, 1985.

Image Citation

Professor John Lundie Michie (classics), 3 April 1911, at University of Queensland. UQFL466.