History Week 2017 – Jill Brown, The University of Sydney : Postcards 1899-1955 and Photographs

Sydney University Postcards


07 Sep 2017

What Time:

6:00 PM - 8:15 PM


Ashfield Civic Centre

260 Liverpool RoadAshfield, NSW, Australia

Event Details:

Talk and visual presentation by author Jill Brown based on her book, The University of Sydney 1899-1955 Postcards and Photographs. Enjoy a nostalgia-filled talk unravelling the university’s history through its buildings and the people responsible for them.
“What brought this story together was my obsession to find a postcard featuring The Angel of Knowledge, a 7 foot high stone statue, removed from her pedestal atop the Great Hall in 1874. Being a deltiologist [postcard collector] is not as easy as it may sound and making a decision on what subject your postcards will cover to fill your many shoe boxes is just the start of it.” Jill Brown.

About the Author
Jill Brown is a former Fisher Library staff member. Currently she is a member of the University of Sydney Chancellor’s Committee, an avid photographer and deltiologist. Over 25 years working in the Fisher Library she developed a real knowledge and love of the history of the University of Sydney. In 2009 she was given a 1920’s postcard of the first main building of the University, the Quadrangle’s Eastern Range. From there she has been on a quest for postcards and memorabilia relating to the history of the University.
In 2013 she began writing her book ‘The University of Sydney: Postcards 1899 - 1955 and Photographs’ and it was launched in Fisher Library by the recently retired Governor of NSW and University of Sydney Chancellor, Professor Dame Marie Bashir. AD, CVO.

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