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The lost speech of Sir Thomas Elder and the death of a Secretary

The tragedy of William Kinmont In 1891 the 24-year old William Kinmont left his native Scotland to try his luck in the dominions. A recent M.A. graduate from the University of Edinburgh, William had distinguished himself as Senior President of the Students’ Representative Council and editor of the student magazine. Armed with excellent references, he […]

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Florence Fenwick Miller’s Atlas of Anatomy

It seems fitting that the first University in Australia to admit women to academic courses should choose to use in its teaching an Atlas of Anatomy by an early advocate of women’s rights. Our incomplete copy came over to the Library as a sad pile of individual plates, uncovered during the shift of the Medical School […]

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Building the University of Adelaide War Memorial

“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.” The Ode of Remembrance is inscribed on a plaque at the eastern end of the Adelaide University Union Cloisters. […]

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