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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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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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The University of Adelaide: Pioneering Women’s Right to Higher Education

Gender relations and attitudes towards women have been very much to the fore in the current national political debate. At the centre of course is Australia’s first female Prime Minister. Many would know that Julia Gillard studied with the University of Adelaide between 1979 and 1981, and that it’s here that she first demonstrated a […]

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Percy Grainger and Adelaide

The Archives recently came across several letters from the innovative Australian pianist and composer Percy Grainger to Elder Conservatorium Director and Professor of Music E. Harold Davies.
The first dates from early November 1926, a letter Grainger wrote to Professor Davies from his aunt’s house in the Adelaide suburb of Kensington. In it he sets out […]

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