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  1. After the Armistice: Longing for the Sunshine

    Kelly Lenehan “Never in my life have I seen such a real demonstration of joy. People were dancing and singing, bands were playing and the gloom …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/after-the-armistice-longing-for-the-sunshine

  2. Soldier Tourism in the Ray Jones Collection

    Meghan Conrick Over the last century the First World War has fascinated Australians and this interest continues to breathe new life into the personal collections of …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/soldier-tourism-in-the-ray-jones-collection

  3. Vicarious communist: a reflection on the empathetic archivist

    Adapted from a presentation given at the symposium ‘Bernie Taft and 1968: Tanks in Prague, Turmoil in Australian Universities’, Friday 24th August 2018 by Jane Beattie, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/vicarious-communist-a-reflection-on-the-empathetic-archivist

  4. International Human Rights Day 2017

    Supporting democracy and human rights is one of the six principles of the Universal Declaration on Archives was adopted by the 36th Session of the General Conference of …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/international-human-rights-day-2017

  5. 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 …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/hexed-discoveries-and-challenges-in-archiving-born-digital-records

  6. Considering the literary archive: William Gosse Hay

    Dr Rachael Weaver School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne I first became interested in the Australian writer William Hay ten years ago, when Ken …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/considering-the-literary-archive-william-gosse-hay

  7. Revolutionary theatre is a risk worth taking

    Bright pink poster with white outlines of people protesting, some are holding up placards. Orange "La Mama Company" written at top of poster

    Looking back at La Mamas’ 50-year history, from inception in 1967 when Betty Burstall created an ‘immediate’ theatre space in Melbourne inspired by New York’s La …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/revolutionary-theatre-is-a-risk-worth-taking

  8. Philip Sousa marches out of town

    Blue Art Nouveau design of a women holding a lute, surrounded by birds.

    In 1911 Australian music lovers were treated to a lengthy tour by American composer and conductor Philip Sousa, along with his 55 piece band.  The band toured the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/philip-sousa-marches-out-of-town

  9. A life in 22 boxes

    Jane Beattie, Assistant Archivist – University of Melbourne Archives Sophie Garrett, Assistant Archivist – University of Melbourne Archives Two pairs of ballet slippers used by Juan Cespedes …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/a-life-in-22-boxes

  10. ‘A Humane and Intimate Administration’: The Red Cross’ World War Two Wounded, Missing and Prisoner of War Cards

    Geneva Bureau

    Fiona Ross Senior Archivist, University of Melbourne Archives Private Rawson’s mother first contacted the Red Cross in early April 1942, six weeks after her son was …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/a-humane-and-intimate-administration-the-red-cross-world-war-two-wounded-missing-and-prisoner-of-war-cards

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