Five things about ... The Germaine Greer audio archive

What is it like to have one of the greatest feminists of the 20th century in your ear?

Dr Rachel Buchanan

Published 26 July 2017

Episode 10

In 2013 the University of Melbourne bought the Germaine Greer Archive, which includes over 150 hours of audio. Archivist Kate Hodgetts has listened to the audio collection in full. She talks us through some of its most notable moments, and how it reveals Greer’s more “human, candid side”.

Much of the content comes from Greer’s solo travels around Australia in search of a plot to land to buy, with her audio recorder for company. The recordings reveal a witty person with a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Australian landscape. Other records document her time reporting on the Ethiopian famine, and interviews with prominent female artists.

Find out about how you can access the archive here.

Producers: Dr Rachel Buchanan and Kate Hodgetts Consulting producer: Dr Andi Horvath Audio engineer: Gavin Nebauer Editing: Kate Hodgetts, Gavin Nebauer and Arch Cuthbertson Voiceover: Chris Hatzis and Claudia Hooper Production assistant: Claudia Hooper 5 Things About... is a creation of Dr Andi Horvath

Banner image: Kate Hodgetts/the University of Melbourne

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