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Lumen Winter 2007 Issue
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Deluxe history of North Terrace Campus

Renowned South Australian historian Robb Linn has been commissioned to write a prestigious, coffee-table style book of the University of Adelaide's development on the North Terrace campus.

Mr Linn, a former University staff member in the School of History, will draw upon the heritage-listed buildings on the campus as a framework for the book's narrative.

The content will feature key events in the University's history and prominent people who have helped shape its academic foundation--the likes of Sir Douglas Mawson, Dr Helen Mayo, Sir William and Sir Lawrence Bragg and current Federation Fellow Professor Graeme Hugo.

The publication has a working title of Place & People: A Social History and will be completed in 2008. All profits will go towards the University's Heritage Foundation.

University archivist Kylie Percival has overseen the commission of the manuscript.

"This project is supported by both the University Archives and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and will draw upon the great wealth of historical records relating to the University's development," Ms Percival said.

"The University is fortunate to possess such an extensive and complete set of early records documenting the institution's role in the wider South Australian community."

These written records will be complemented by oral history interviews undertaken by Mr Linn with retired staff members whose association with the University extends back to the post-war era.

Readers who have material or recollections which might support the research are invited to contact the University Archives at: or phone (08) 8303 5830

Registration forms for pre-publication purchase of the deluxe edition will be available in the Summer edition of Lumen.

Elder Hall, North Terrace.

Elder Hall, North Terrace.
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