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University Archives listed on UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World Register

The University of Adelaide Archives recently learned that a collection of the University’s oldest records has been accepted for inscription on the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Australian Memory of the World Register. The Register represents a selective list of Australia’s most significant documentary heritage and we’re honoured to be included alongside records […]

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University Images, mid-1950s

The following are images taken from a booklet published by the University in 1955. Its purpose was to encourage donations during a period of serious overcrowding, the result of the post-War influx of students. The point was well made with this shot of the notoriously crowded Mayo Refectory:
The booklet gave a potted history of the […]

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Uni Archives’ Oral History Program

At the University Archives we’re excited about the re-commencement of our oral history program. With the help of trained volunteers we intend to create a series of recorded interviews with individuals who have had significant associations with the University of Adelaide or its affiliated institutions. The result will be an enhanced collection of considerable value […]

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Maude Puddy and the Elder Conservatorium of Music

(Note: this is an embellished version of an article originally published in Lumen, the University of Adelaide’s alumni magazine.)
Maude Mary Puddy (1883-1974) was one of the first students to graduate from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and certainly one of its more remarkable. Coming from a relatively modest background, her success was testament both to […]

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Professor Bragg’s Mail Order Radium

Research is for many the cornerstone of the University of Adelaide. The Environment Institute, Robinson Institute and Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing are several of the University’s cross-disciplinary centres involved in world-leading research. Fittingly, the last of these is to be housed in a new building recently christened “The Braggs” in honour of the […]

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