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Contracting-Out in the 1890’s

The University of Adelaide, like many large modern organisations, frequently uses contractors to undertake work of various kinds. However, it is doubtful that the notion was prevalent in 1898. Or was it ??
A recent discovery amongst 1890’s applications for a clerical position at the Elder Conservatorium revealed the following piece of correspondence……
 Balhannah
2nd February /98
 
C.R. Hodge […]

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Historic Land Titles Returned to the University Archives

In 2009, the University announced the sale of the Munduney and Moralana properties that had been bequeathed to it in 1968 by pastoralist, John Stanley Davies. Upon sale, the Certificates of Title for the properties were released for processing by the National Australia Bank. The eight titles, dating from 1910 to 1950, have now been […]

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A ‘new’ University of Adelaide history

Shortly after the launch of the University of Adelaide’s new history book, The Spirit of Knowledge, another University history was discovered among un-processed records in the Archives.

The document was written in 1893 by Registrar Charles Hodge and summarises the first 20 years of the University’s operation. The Registrar’s Letter Book records that it was forwarded […]

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Science students ask the REALLY important questions

 
In 1985, the office holders of the Adelaide University Science Association wrote to local TV stations, Nine and Ten, posing some in depth questions about their respective star performers:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inexplicably, only Channel 10 replied…
 

 
This correspondence was discovered in the new Series 1482, ‘Clubs Association Records’.
Minutes of the Adelaide University Science Association [1900 – 1970] are located […]

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Do you know these men?

I recently came across this photograph amongst the collection of Sports Association photographs in the Archives collection.
It is undated and the players are unidentified.
Do you recognise any of them? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

You can view other Series 524 Sports Association Members and Intervarsity Team Photographs online at http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/24867.
 

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