Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Student Christian Movement, Gough Whitlam and Conscription

The following 1968 telegram from then Federal Opposition leader Gough Whitlam is from the recently created UAA Series 1420, “Australian Student Christian Movement South Australian Branch Records”.
The message was sent in the context of a growing opposition to the War in Vietnam and in particular the compulsory selective conscription – a system whereby all twenty […]

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Greetings from Albert Einstein

In 1926 the University of Adelaide received from fellow institutions around the world a number of messages of congratulation on its 50th anniversary. One of the most notable was from the recently established Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The script is in Latin and Hebrew and contains the signatures of Board of Governors representatives Albert Einstein […]

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