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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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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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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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Bragg Anniversary Celebrations

The University of Adelaide has been justly proud of its relationship to William Bragg and his son Lawrence for over a century. Articles about the two have been proudly punning on their surname for almost as long – see here for the latest.
But unlike some of the other famous scholars associated with the University (Howard […]

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Graduation Day, 1885

The University’s commemoration ceremony of December 1885 was held on a hot Wednesday afternoon in the Library of the newly constructed University (later Mitchell) Building.  Degrees were granted to several students, most notably Edith Dornwell who in receiving her science degree become the University’s first female graduate, and among the first in the world. The […]

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