• University of Melbourne Archives
  1. Hexed – discoveries and challenges in archiving born-digital records

    Lachlan Glanville, Assistant Archivist, Germaine Greer Archive Removable media such as floppy disks from the early days of PC ownership are now degrading rapidly and becoming increasingly …


  2. Anniversary of the Chinese Republic

    Katherine Molyneux It is a photograph of an dusty street in an unnamed city. There are bicycles and a blurry power line. In the background is …


  3. On Una Porter’s Photograph Album

    "Wesley college masters", 1926

    Oscar T. Serquiña, Jr. A personal photograph collection may reveal the roots and routes of its collector’s life. While its primary function is to collate representations …


  4. “The Thoughtful East” / “Masters. Jaupur”

    India photograph album, 1926

    Nathan McCall Accompanying the photographs are captions written by Ms Porter. These captions present an insight into Ms Porter’s reactions to some of the people and …


  5. Narrating Photography

    "Outcastes", India photograph album, 1926

    Alice Helme A picture says a thousand words. We all know that ubiquitous and often overused phrase. It is the cornerstone of art analysis and an …


  6. “Dom Types”

    "Dom types", photograph album, 1926

    Charmaine Toh Martyn Jolly has noted that photographic albums were both oral and visual records – their owners would show them to friends and family accompanied …


  7. Una Porter Photo Album

    Una Porter, c1990

    Una Porter’s photographic albums, held in the University of Melbourne’s archives, present labelled photographs narrating her journey through China, Hong Kong, Japan, and India during the …


  8. ‘Winja Ulupna’: Public Health Posters as Visual Culture

    Ainslee Meredith Winja Ulupna is an Aboriginal women’s residential drug and alcohol recovery house based in St Kilda. Established in 1976 through Australian Government investment in …


  9. ‘Picturing Black Australia’

    Jimmy Yan  The 1988 Australian bicentenary was marked by its contradictory history and dual claims for national attention. There was the assertion of settler-colonial nationalism and, …


  10. ‘I saw it on the television’: An early call for diversity in the media

    Victoria Perin ‘Capital A Art as it is conventionally understood is at best only a minor contributor to the development of cultural values, about as important …


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