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  1. 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

  2. ‘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

  3. Unexpected journeys through POW records

    Dr Seumas Spark Dean of Arts Research Fellow, Monash University My first encounter with the Australian Red Cross (ARC) archive was in 2012. The return home …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/unexpected-journeys-through-pow-records

  4. The AIF Malayan Nursing Scholarship

    Nurse Ooi Soh Im (left) and Nurse Alice Chia

    Professor Christina Twomey, Monash University Alice Chia and Ooi Soh Im arrived in Australia in 1947, the first recipients of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) Malayan …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/the-aif-malayan-nursing-scholarship

  5. War and Peace: Stories of endeavour from the Australian Red Cross Collection

    Chelsea Harris Public Programs and Audience Engagement, University of Melbourne Archives Within the University of Melbourne Archives’ 20 kilometres of records sits a relatively new acquisition, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/war-and-peace-stories-of-endeavour-from-the-australian-red-cross-collection

  6. 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

  7. Women’s Liberation and Feminist Sources at UMA

    Women's Liberation: March on March

    Sue Fairbanks, Acting University Archivist When Germaine Greer visited Australia in 1971 to see her family and promote the paperback edition of The Female Eunuch, the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/womens-liberation-and-feminist-sources-at-uma

  8. Nobel Prize Winners Notebooks Windows on Laboratory Life – PART I

    by Katrina Dean, University Archivist In the Melbourne winter of 1935 Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Head of the Virology Department at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/nobel-prize-winners-notebooks-windows-on-laboratory-life-part-i

  9. Nobel Prize Winners Notebooks Windows on Laboratory Life – PART II

    by Katrina Dean, University Archivist (read Nobel Prize Winners Notebooks Windows on Laboratory Life – PART I here) When a serious accident in Burnet’s laboratory did …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/nobel-prize-winners-notebooks-windows-on-laboratory-life-part-ii

  10. ‘Well, hello machine’: Timecoding audio in the Germaine Greer Archive

    by Kate Hodgetts, Audio Cataloguer Imagine that you are a passenger in a car. The car is being driven through the British countryside. Your driver, Germaine …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/well-hello-machine-timecoding-audio-in-the-germaine-greer-archive

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