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  1. 6 October 2021 - Humanities

    Don’t forget the sweets!

    Child letters are rare in the historical record but like those of a young Malcolm Fraser they are a unique window on history says University of Melbourne expert

  2. 26 March 2019 - Humanities

    Fighting for the rights of Australians with disability

    Geoff Bell was a pioneer in the disability rights movement; his University of Melbourne archive shows how far we’ve come in 40 years, and how far we have to go.

  3. 8 November 2018 - Politics & Society

    After the fighting: The soldiers who studied

    After WW1, some returning soldiers took advantage of the Repatriation Commission's fee support scheme, to study at institutions like the University of Melbourne

  4. 29 March 2018 - Humanities

    Birth of the holiday road trip

    The Commercial Travellers' Collection of photographs at the University of Melbourne Archives takes us back to the birth of the holiday road trip

  5. 24 September 2017 - Humanities

    When kissing was a crime

    The University of Melbourne Archives preserves a unique window on the poignant stories and changing social attitudes that mark the history of LGBTI liberation

  6. 4 August 2017 - Humanities

    Censorship and celebration at La Mama

    La Mama Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. The University of Melbourne Archives' collection includes a detailed history of the avant-garde theatre

  7. 17 February 2017 - Humanities

    Why Germaine Greer was filmed naked in a bathtub of milk

    Germaine Greer and Kenny Everett starred in one of the first reality TV shows, Nice Times, filmed in 1969, and now in the University of Melbourne archives