Special Collections and Archives

The University's unique collections play a vital role in research, teaching, learning, and community engagement. Discover the range of collections that are available for you to explore, including archives, museums, personal papers, cultural & scientific collections, rare books, and visual art.

Jennifer Caruso photograph by Colleen Raven Strangways

125 Years - Aboriginal Women's Suffrage

Display | Barr Smith Library

This art exhibition features the creative talents of photographer Colleen Raven Strangways of Nharla Photography. Her contemporary portraits of Aboriginal women capture a determined spirit, resonant with the suffrage movement 125 years ago and vital in the fight for equity for First Nation Australians.

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Accessing & using the collections

The University Library's rare and unique collections are open to all researchers, including staff and students of the University of Adelaide and other institutions. Professional historians, researchers, and members of the public are also welcome.

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