Open to Talent : The Centenary History of the University of Tasmania, 1890-1990

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Open to Talent : The Centenary History of the University of Tasmania, 1890-1990


  • 1990 (Creation)

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1 pdf file (109MB)
xiii, 256 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map, ports.

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Richard was born at Nasik, India on 22 February 1935, the son of a forest officer from Ireland, and was educated mainly in Ireland (Belfast and Dublin). From the University of Dublin (Trinity College) he received an honours degree in History (1956), an MLitt for research on Irish History (1958) and the Higher Diploma in Education (1960). While lecturing in History at Otago University, Dunedin, 1964-66, he worked for a PhD at that institution (awarded in 1968). In 1967 he transferred to the University of Tasmania, from which he retired in 1996 as an Emeritus Professor. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 1997. Richard and Marianne Davis started Sassafras Books to publish Irish, New Zealand and Tasmanian History.

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Publication - Open to talent : the centenary history of the University of Tasmania, 1890-1990 by Richard Davis.
Morris Miller-Rare-Book LG 715 .H6 D38 1990

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Communicated with the kind permission of Prof Richard Davis.
© Richard Davis, 1990
Further dealing in this work, other than fair dealing under the Copyright Act 1968, is not permitted.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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