Category: Sports / clubs

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

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University Sporting Colours: Why ‘The Blacks’?

Many University sporting teams have adopted the moniker of ‘The Blacks’.  This refers to the University’s team colours of black and white, the origin of which is not clear. Photographs of University teams from the 1890s, show fairly conclusively that black and white was used from the outset.
They were certainly adopted by the Sports Association […]

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