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The Centenary-era University From The Air

The University of Adelaide campus of 2015 is in many respects a different one – physically, culturally, and administratively – to that of the mid-1970s during which time the University celebrated the centenary of its 1874 foundation.

Presented here are two aerial shots of the University taken in the lead-up to the 1974 celebrations, and the 1974 Centenary Visitors’ Guide which provides details of the campus layout along with a section on some of the events which took place during the year.

Archives Series 1151 – The University from the air looking south, circa 1973 (click to enlarge)

Further aerial photographs can be found in the Archives’ Adelaide Research and Scholarship collections. (A search by the term ‘aerial’ from the University Archives’ AR&S front page will retrieve a substantial number of such images, dating back to the 1930s.)

Archives Series 1151 – The University from the air looking northwest, circa 1973 (click to enlarge)

For an engaging overview of the physical development of the campus over its lifespan see Rob Linn’s The Spirit of Knowledge.

Archives Series 941 – The University of Adelaide Centenary Booklet (cover)

Archives Series 941 – The University of Adelaide Centenary Booklet – “Finding Your Way” & “List of buildings” (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAA Series 941 Item 1 - The University of Adelaide Centenary Booklet - What's on

Archives Series 941 – The University of Adelaide Centenary Booklet – “Location of Departments” & “What is On” (click to enlarge)

If you can identify 5 changes to the built environment of the University over the the four decades since the mid-1970s we’ll be happy to send you a copy of W.G.K. Duncan and R.A. Leonard’s Centenary history of the University.

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