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History of Murdoch University Collection

History of Murdoch University Collection

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The History of Murdoch University Collection captures the past, present and future history of Murdoch University. The collection consists of:

  • Photographs: approximately, 135,000 negatives and contact sheets, 4,300 slides and 10,000 photographs of University staff and events, taken by various University photographers from 1974 to 2006.
  • Oral Histories: interviews with former Murdoch University staff, initially conducted by Ron Chapman and others between 2013 and 2015. From 2017 onwards, Bill Bunbury has conducted the interviews.
  • Historical Lectures: lectures from courses (mainly philosophy, history, environmental science and literature) recorded from 1974 to 2004; this collection is particularly strong from 1974 to 1976 and 1990 to 2004.
  • Lady Murdoch: invitations and programs to various events, including vice-regal occasions, also lectures and graduation ceremonies held at Murdoch University. Also newspapers clippings relating to Sir Walter, his family and Murdoch University.
  • Professor Geoffrey Bolton: Geoffrey Bolton’s academic regalia.

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[Identification of item], History of Murdoch University Collection, QB 49, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

Sir Walter Murdoch Collection

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The Sir Walter Murdoch collection consists of Sir Walter's library that was donated to Murdoch University, along with his hand-written catalogue and publications by or about him. Also includes pamphlets, letters, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.

Individually catalogued books and a number of artefacts from Sir Walter's office are held in display cabinets located between Link Level 2 and the South Wing of the Geoffrey Bolton Library.

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[Identification of item], Sir Walter Murdoch Collection, QB 17, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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