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Science students ask the REALLY important questions

 
In 1985, the office holders of the Adelaide University Science Association wrote to local TV stations, Nine and Ten, posing some in depth questions about their respective star performers:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inexplicably, only Channel 10 replied…
 

 
This correspondence was discovered in the new Series 1482, ‘Clubs Association Records’.
Minutes of the Adelaide University Science Association [1900 – 1970] are located […]

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A Further Selection of First World War Documents

A previous post, ‘The University and the Great War‘,  highlighted a remarkable series of records held by the University Archives relating to the First World War. Archives Series 73 consists of several hundred letters from the families of serving staff, students and graduates in response to a circular inquiring as to their well-being from University […]

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How to Fold Spacetime, Convert Waste, and Build a Nuclear Fueled Rocket….

One of the rewarding aspects of archival work is the accidental discoveries that occur from time to time. For instance, in the course of a recent reference enquiry related the visit of Nobel Prize winning physicist Paul Dirac to the University in the mid 1970s, I came across in a collection of Physics Department correspondence […]

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After the Antarctic: Sir Douglas Mawson’s War (Part 2 – 1917/18)

Between early 1917 and late 1918 Douglas Mawson sent several revealing letters to the University outlining his situation and his perspective on the bloody European war, by then into its third and fourth years. After being disappointed in 1916 at what he felt was his failure to find a suitable research role in the war […]

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Do you know these men?

I recently came across this photograph amongst the collection of Sports Association photographs in the Archives collection.
It is undated and the players are unidentified.
Do you recognise any of them? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

You can view other Series 524 Sports Association Members and Intervarsity Team Photographs online at http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/24867.
 

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