Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mary Ethel and Hilda Josephine: the other Floreys

University of Adelaide graduate and Nobel laureate, Howard Florey, is often called one of the greatest Australians who ever lived due to his ground-breaking research into penicillin. However, there were two other Floreys with distinguished medical and scientific careers – his older sister, Hilda, and his wife, Ethel.
Hilda Josephine Florey was born in 1890 at […]

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University Sporting Colours: Why ‘The Blacks’?

Many University sporting teams have adopted the moniker of ‘The Blacks’.  This refers to the University’s team colours of black and white, the origin of which is not clear. Photographs of University teams from the 1890s, show fairly conclusively that black and white was used from the outset.
They were certainly adopted by the Sports Association […]

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Adelaide Panorama c. 1930

The images below give us a fascinating 180 degree snapshot, West to East through North, of Adelaide University from the top of the Exhibition Building. We have no date for the photographs, but it can be guessed that as the original Barr Smith Library looks complete (it was opened in March 1932) and the recently […]

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About Archival Allsorts

This blog is designed to display some of the more interesting and unusual items held by the University of Adelaide Archives.
Many of these highlight links between world-renowned people, places and events and the University of Adelaide. However, we not only want to include records relating to the great figures and achievements associated with the University, […]

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Edith Emily Dornwell and the Research Centre for Women’s Studies – Part One

1985 marked the centenary of the graduation of Edith Emily Dornwell, the University of Adelaide’s first woman graduate. Dornwell’s admittance to the degree of Bachelor of Science was notable as the University was second only to the University of London to grant degrees to women. The inclusion of a clause in the Royal Letters Patent allowing the […]

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