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A Place Apart. The University of Melbourne: Decades of Challenge

Poynter, John and Carolyn Rasmussen
xiii 546 pages, indexed and illustrated. The dust wrappe is lightly chipped at the edges; apart from a neat gift inscription on the head of the tittle page signed by Ray Marginson, the book is as new. "A Place Apart charts the fortunes of the University of Melbourne during a period of great change, when Australia's older universities had to respond to the demands of a changing Australian society, and of the evolving policies of governments. It concentrates on the central decades between 1935 and 1975, in which the challenges multiplied. After successful improvisation in the years of post-war reconstruction, the University's ill coordinated expansion in the 1950s brought financial and administrative catastrophe in the 1960s. After a long period of reform, complicated by the student and staff agitation for radical change in the early 1970s, the University emerged better managed and much stronger, in both teaching and research, readier than most for the new challenges of the 1980s." (*front flap)
Published 1996 Melbourne University Press Carlton South, Victoria
ISBN 9780522845846


Condition Jacket Condition Binding Size
Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Good Reading Book Reference: 19860
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