• University of Melbourne Archives
  1. Centenary of Japanese language teaching at the University of Melbourne

    In early 1917, the call for Instructors of the Russian and Japanese languages at the University of Melbourne was advertised in several Victorian newspapers.  The roles …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/centenary-of-japanese-language-teaching-at-the-university-of-melbourne

  2. We’re Not Nice Old Ladies: Records of the Alma Unit for Women and Ageing

    by Susan Feldman – Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University. University of Melbourne Archives recently acquired records relating to the establishment, work and achievements of the Alma Unit …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/were-not-nice-old-ladies-records-of-the-alma-unit-for-women-and-ageing

  3. The story of how ‘Corroboree’ by Indigenous artist Tommy McRae came to the University of Melbourne Archives

    The story of how Tommy McRae’s Corroboree came to the university is told from documentation at University of Melbourne Archives (UMA), telling one side of a …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/the-story-of-how-corroboree-by-indigenous-artist-tommy-mcrae-came-to-the-university-of-melbourne-archives

  4. ‘Salut Comarada’’ An Australian experience of the Spanish Civil War

    The 17th of July marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Despite taking place on the other side of the world, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/salut-comarada-an-australian-experience-of-the-spanish-civil-war

  5. Secrets and Signatures

    Rebekah J. Harris – PhD Candidate in History at the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communications The most alluring aspect of an archival family collection …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/secrets-and-signatures

  6. Epic drive from Melbourne to Adelaide “exceptionally unpleasant”

    Motoring enthusiasts Russell Grimwade and G.P.Smith completed the first motorcar trip between Melbourne and Adelaide taking place over 5 days from May 30th to June 3rd …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/epic-drive-from-melbourne-to-adelaide-exceptionally-unpleasant

  7. Business as usual: correspondence from the Bright Family Papers

    Nell Ustundag (PhD Candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne) Nothing is quite like handling and reading original hand-written correspondence. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/business-as-usual-correspondence-from-the-bright-family-papers

  8. Textual personalities: the letters of Mary and Dorothy Bright

    Francesca Kavanagh (PhD Candidate in English and Literature in the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communications) The Bright family papers comprise one of the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/textual-personalities-the-letters-of-mary-and-dorothy-bright

  9. “Single men from Scotland keenly sought”

    “Single men from Scotland are keenly sought” writes James Butchart to his father on his arrival in Port Phillip, where he expects his exercise of the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/single-men-from-scotland-keenly-sought

  10. 125 years of horticultural education – celebrating Burnley Campus

    Jane Wilson Volunteer Archivist, Burnley Archives Friends of Burnley Gardens The last few weeks have been very busy for me, the Volunteer Archivist for the Burnley …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/125-years-of-horticultural-education-celebrating-burnley-campus

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