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With its roots going back to the late 1800s, the Nurses Memorial Foundation of South Australia has a long history of playing a pivotal role in advancing the nursing profession through fostering learning outcomes, giving back to community and offering financial assistance.
More than 50 years ago, Ella Syme Everard (nee Russell) bequeathed her estate of approximately $260,000 (the equivalent of approximately $3.2 million AUD today) to the University of Adelaide to establish scholarships in the memory of her late husband, Charles John Everard.
In November 2022, Emeritus Professor Andrew Smith FAA together with his daughters, Dr Hilary Smith and Dr Caroline Smith, established an endowed fund, the Graeme Hugo AO Commencement Grant for Geography for students studying Geography and Environmental Policy and Management at the University of Adelaide.
At the ‘Take a Seat’ celebration, University of Adelaide Chancellor and alumna, The Hon Cathy Branson AC KC recalled in her speech, “There was talk, serious talk, about knocking it down to build something new and modern – something “more fit for purpose. This provoked quite a fiery debate, and protests, and thankfully those on the side of history won, and the Hall was saved from the wrecking ball.
For Holly Baldock, 2020 Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, being a scientist was always on her “to-be” list. Attending a small regional primary school where science wasn’t a major focus, Holly recalls how she was always interested in science as a child, and how her parents nurtured those interests.
In excess of 6,000 people experience homelessness each night in South Australia and more than 3.3 million Australians are living below the poverty line - this includes greater than 761,000 children.
After playing many times at Elder Hall during University, Andrew Bain is now the principal horn of the LA Philharmonic a music teacher and entrepreneur.
Highly sought after orchestral and chamber music composer, Anne Cawrse remembers many Elder Hall premieres starting right back to when she was a student at the Elder Conservatorium.