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Monthly Archives: August 2011

5UV, mid-Seventies

The photos below were taken in the mid-seventies (likely 1975), a short time after 5UV made its debut as the first licensed community radio station in Australia. The occasion was a birthday or perhaps farewell party for Vivienne Langley who ran musical programs with the University’s Department of Adult Education (of which […]

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The Research Centre for Women’s Studies (Part Two)

(From part one)
The Research Centre for Women’s Studies seems from the outset to have been broadly supported across the University. A 1985 petition to secure permanent funding for the Centre, for example, gathered hundreds of signatures from across the various faculties:
Indeed, the RCWS maintained a high profile during its first 18 months of operation with […]

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Can you date this photograph?

Rob Linn’s new history of the University of Adelaide, The Spirit of Knowledge, was launched in the Mitchell Building this week.  Beautifully illustrated with numerous archival documents, the book is a lively account of the social, cultural and architectural history of the University’s North Terrace Campus from its beginnings in the 1870s to the present.
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Patrick White and the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, 1961-1964

“Perhaps there was among the audience the thought that a reactionary Establishment was being beaten on its own ground, that the evening was going to be a triumph of the imagination over mediocrity. So it was.”
Geoffrey Dutton on The Ham Funeral (Quoted by David Marr in Patrick White: A Life).

The University Archives recently received a […]

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