160 Years: 160 Stories

Brief biographies of 160 remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne

Juliet Flesch, Peter McPhee
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Published

22 October 2013

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9780522864878

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Melbourne University Press

160 Years: 160 Stories

Brief biographies of 160 remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne

Juliet Flesch, Peter McPhee
The 160 brief biographical sketches encompass a selection of remarkable individuals associated with the University since its foundation in 1853.
160 Years:160 Stories provides an insight into the University of Melbourne community from its foundation to the present day through the lives of people associated with every aspect of the University.
Scholars and athletes, doctors and priests, actors and musicians, philosophers and linguists, administrators and student activists are among those whose lives are described.
The reader will find well-known names and unsung heroes and heroines. All contributed to the Melbourne Experience of their time and form part of the kaleidoscope of University life.
160 Years:160 Stories provides an insight into the University of Melbourne community from its foundation to the present day through the lives of people associated with every aspect of the University.
Scholars and athletes, doctors and priests, actors and musicians, philosophers and linguists, administrators and student activists are among those whose lives are described.
The reader will find well-known names and unsung heroes and heroines. All contributed to the Melbourne Experience of their time and form part of the kaleidoscope of University life.

About the author

Juliet Flesch is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. The daughter of a teacher-librarian and the owner of the Austral Bookshop in Collins Street, she spent thirteen years at the National Library of Australia and a further nineteen as the foundation Principal Librarian (Collections) at the University, before becoming a professional historian.
Her books include a history of Australian popular romance novels of the first half of the 20th century, From Australia with Love, and a number of university histories: Minding the Shop, Life's Logic and 160 Years/160 Stories. She is currently working on a publication to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the United Nations International Women's Year.

About Juliet Flesch

Peter McPhee

Peter McPhee spent his childhood in a small country town and his student days at the University of Melbourne. He taught at La Trobe University and the Victoria University of Wellington before returning to the University of Melbourne, where he has held a Personal Chair in History since 1993. He has published widely on the history of modern France, notably Robespierre: a Revolutionary Life and Liberty or Death: the French Revolution. He was the University of Melbourne's first Provost in 2007-09, with particular responsibility for the ‘Melbourne Model’.

About Peter McPhee

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