Australian Universities in 1958 and 2013

A welcome to the Academic Staff Association

UWA’s Centenary Year provides occasion to reflect on the past. Much was different “back in the day” as Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones cheerfully reminded the assembled throng when the Association farewelled him in 2013. Among other whimsical recollections, John noted the Faculty of Arts had just one shared secretary when he joined UWA fifty-years ago. We may yet see that again on present trends but regrettably not so the day when a house on a 1,000 metre block on the south side of Nedlands could be purchased for a year’s professorial salary.

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