1990–2000

Welcome to the ninth instalment of '11 Decades in 11 Weeks at UQ'. In this series, Contact heads to the archives to bring you the best images from the past 110 years. This week, we look back on 1990–2000.


An image of Members of the University Drama Society during O-Week in 1991.

Members of the University Drama Society during O-Week in 1991. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Members of the University Drama Society during O-Week in 1991. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of students spruiking a toga party during O-Week in 1991.

Students spruiking a toga party during O-Week in 1991. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Students spruiking a toga party during O-Week in 1991. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of Students lining up for food stalls at UQ during O-Week in 1991.

Students lining up for food stalls at UQ during O-Week in 1991. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Students lining up for food stalls at UQ during O-Week in 1991. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of Renowned sculptor Rhyl Hinwood with her self-portrait grotesque at UQ in 1993. Dr Hinwood has spent more than 30 years carving the intricate sandstone artworks that adorn the cloisters of Great Court.

Renowned sculptor Dr Rhyl Hinwood with her self-portrait grotesque at UQ in 1993. Dr Hinwood has spent more than 30 years carving the intricate sandstone artworks that adorn the cloisters of Great Court. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Renowned sculptor Dr Rhyl Hinwood with her self-portrait grotesque at UQ in 1993. Dr Hinwood has spent more than 30 years carving the intricate sandstone artworks that adorn the cloisters of Great Court. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of members of the UQ Medieval Society performing during Open Day in 1994.

Members of the UQ Medieval Society performing during Open Day in 1994. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Members of the UQ Medieval Society performing during Open Day in 1994. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of three-time Olympic sailor and UQ graduate Michael Blackburn (left) working with an athlete as part of his PhD in Human Movement Studies in 1994.

Three-time Olympic sailor and UQ graduate Michael Blackburn (left) working with an athlete as part of his PhD in Human Movement Studies in 1994. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Three-time Olympic sailor and UQ graduate Michael Blackburn (left) working with an athlete as part of his PhD in Human Movement Studies in 1994. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of UQ graduate Rebecca Gower on her graduation day in 1995. Rebecca went on to complete her PhD in mathematics and took up a research fellowship at Oxford University. While at UQ, she played prop for the women’s rugby union team, which won a gold medal at the 1995 Northern Conference University Games in Lismore.

UQ graduate Rebecca Gower on her graduation day in 1995. Rebecca went on to complete her PhD in mathematics and took up a research fellowship at Oxford University. While at UQ, she played prop for the women’s rugby union team, which won a gold medal at the 1995 Northern Conference University Games in Lismore. Image: University of Queensland Archives

UQ graduate Rebecca Gower on her graduation day in 1995. Rebecca went on to complete her PhD in mathematics and took up a research fellowship at Oxford University. While at UQ, she played prop for the women’s rugby union team, which won a gold medal at the 1995 Northern Conference University Games in Lismore. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of Elvis impersonators outside the Forgan Smith building in 1995.

Elvis impersonators outside the Forgan Smith building in 1995. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Elvis impersonators outside the Forgan Smith building in 1995. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of Anne Louise Bulloch with Professor Ian Frazer in 1995. Anne is the Manager of Research and Research Training at UQ's Faculty of Medicine, while Professor Frazer is the co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He was named Australian of the Year in 2006.

Anne Louise Bulloch with Professor Ian Frazer AC in 1995. Anne is now the Manager of Research and Research Training at UQ's Faculty of Medicine, while Professor Frazer is the co-inventor of the technology enabling HPV vaccines, such as Gardasil, which are currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He was named Australian of the Year in 2006. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Anne Louise Bulloch with Professor Ian Frazer AC in 1995. Anne is now the Manager of Research and Research Training at UQ's Faculty of Medicine, while Professor Frazer is the co-inventor of the technology enabling HPV vaccines, such as Gardasil, which are currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He was named Australian of the Year in 2006. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of veterinary surgeon and medical researcher Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC in 1996. Professor Doherty was the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Medicine, and was named Australian of the Year in 1997.

Veterinary surgeon and medical researcher Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC in 1996. Professor Doherty was the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Medicine, and was named Australian of the Year in 1997. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Veterinary surgeon and medical researcher Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC in 1996. Professor Doherty was the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Medicine, and was named Australian of the Year in 1997. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of Students taking part in a Zoology lecture in 1996.

Students taking part in a Zoology lecture in 1996. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Students taking part in a Zoology lecture in 1996. Image: University of Queensland Archives

An image of UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Emeritus Professor John Hay AC high fives a student Jane Cooper in 1998.

Former UQ Vice-Chancellor and President, the late Emeritus Professor John Hay AC high fives student Jane Cooper in the Great Court cloisters in 1998. Image: University of Queensland Archives

Former UQ Vice-Chancellor and President, the late Emeritus Professor John Hay AC high fives student Jane Cooper in the Great Court cloisters in 1998. Image: University of Queensland Archives


Keep checking the Contact website next week to catch the next instalment of the '11 Decades in 11 Weeks at UQ' series, when we look back on 2000–2010.

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