Category: Affiliated institutions

The 1961 International Intercollegiate Turtle Tournament

It’s hard to know quite what University of Adelaide Student Representative Council members might have made of this 1961 missive from University of Detroit Student Council President (and Head Turtle Keeper) Bob Bowen:
(To magnify click on image)
Part of the University of Detroit’s Spring Carnival (equivalent perhaps to our Prosh), the Turtle Tournament was apparently widely […]

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From Roseworthy to Spain (and Back Again)

Some time ago our reference archivist Helen Bruce received an inquiry from Moses Dominguez of the Spanish National Library regarding former Roseworthy Agricultural College student Basil Gee. Dominguez is researching the Spanish Civil War and in particular those foreign correspondents who covered the Massacre of Badajoz of August 1936 during which several thousand civilian and […]

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Teachers College Scrapbook

The University Archives holds an interesting collection of photographs accumulated by the Adelaide Teachers College. Generations of primary and secondary teachers were schooled in this institution, which originated in 1876 as the Teachers Training School. A summary of its changes of name and location can be found here.
Series 838 – Adelaide Teachers College Photographs […]

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5UV, mid-Seventies: photo update and 1978 Licence Application

A recent post contained a request for information on the identities of a group photograph of 5UV staff  taken in the mid-1970s. John Pryzibilla, who is pictured with the group (in polo neck, next to Keith Conon), generously responded with the following excellent overview. John wrote:
“Pleased to help out. There are some people whose names […]

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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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