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Nick's story

Nick and his family

“Why me?” were some of Nick’s first thoughts when he was diagnosed with Stage 1 prostate cancer.

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Jed's story

Jed at his high school formal

Jed was 17 and in year 12 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour – changing his life in an instant.

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Support for future nurses

Anne Garvie, Olivia McInnis and Betty Khor

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.

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Heritage scholarship with a fascinating legacy

Everard family

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.

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Geography grant helps rural students

Andrew Smith and daughters Hilary and Caroline Smith

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.

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Thank you for taking a seat

Take a Seat - Donor thank you event

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.  

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Scholarship opens doors

Holly Baldock, Augustus Short Scholarship

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.

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Top dental hygiene tips from the Community Outreach Dental Program

dental tips community outreach dental program

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.

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Elder Hall: a special place for Andrew Bain

Andrew Bain

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.

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A pivotal role in award-winning composer’s career

Anna Cawrse

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.

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