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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 […]

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The University of Adelaide’s Gallipoli Veterans

Marking the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, this year’s Anzac Day commemorations were of particular significance.
Preserved in the University Archives are a series of letters that provide evidence of the involvement of a considerable number of University students, staff and graduates in the ill-fated campaign.
The letters were sent to the University in response to a […]

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Bertrand Russell and the Adelaide University Agnostics Society

We come across the occasional gem in the University Archives. One such find is this brief 1963 correspondence between members of the Adelaide University Agnostics Society and the great philosopher and activist Bertrand Russell.
The members of the Agnostics Society had apparently become aware of an article published in the student paper On Dit by an […]

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1988 University Photographs Update

 Thank you to everyone who took the trouble to write in with information on the University Archives’ collection of 1988 ‘mystery’ photographs. We received a terrific response and a significant amount of information on the people and situations captured by photographer Peter Thurmer. Of the 23 images displayed, we now have information on 15 images […]

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Identify the University of 1988 & Win a Copy of The Spirit of Knowledge

In September the University hosted a Silver Jubilee Reception in recognition of the outstanding service to the University over 25 years by a number of staff. In addition to some opening remarks from the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professors Warren Bebbington and Pascale Quester, representatives of the University’s various faculties and administrative areas paid […]

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