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A ‘new’ University of Adelaide history

Shortly after the launch of the University of Adelaide’s new history book, The Spirit of Knowledge, another University history was discovered among un-processed records in the Archives.

The document was written in 1893 by Registrar Charles Hodge and summarises the first 20 years of the University’s operation. The Registrar’s Letter Book records that it was forwarded […]

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A Further Selection of First World War Documents

A previous post, ‘The University and the Great War‘,  highlighted a remarkable series of records held by the University Archives relating to the First World War. Archives Series 73 consists of several hundred letters from the families of serving staff, students and graduates in response to a circular inquiring as to their well-being from University […]

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After the Antarctic: Sir Douglas Mawson’s War (Part 2 – 1917/18)

Between early 1917 and late 1918 Douglas Mawson sent several revealing letters to the University outlining his situation and his perspective on the bloody European war, by then into its third and fourth years. After being disappointed in 1916 at what he felt was his failure to find a suitable research role in the war […]

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