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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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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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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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