Seeking Wisdom: A centenary history of The University of Western Australia

AUTHOR: Jenny Gregory and Jean Chetkovich (eds)
FORMAT: Hardcover
EXTENT: 488 pages
SIZE: 259 x 204 mm
ISBN: 9781742584881
CATEGORY: General Non-fiction, Jean Chetkovich, Jenny Gregory,



Jenny Gregory, with Jean Chetkovich

Seeking Wisdom: A centenary history of The University of Western Australia charts the changes the University has undergone in its first century as well as the challenges it has met.

Using a thematic approach to depict both the internal and the external aspects of university life, each chapter of Seeking Wisdom draws upon archival research as well as the recollections of graduates to explore the remarkable contribution that the University has made to local, national and international communities.

This richly illustrated commemoration of the first one hundred years of UWA is both a record of the University’s past and a promise for its future.

Interested in more UWA Centenary memorabilia? Click here for the UWA Centenary t-shirts and UWA perpetual diary, 100 Treasures From UWA.


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Praise for Seeking Wisdom:

Seeking Wisdom, while not encyclopedic, is an astonishingly well-rounded university history, offering perspectives on UWA from every angle. This is the strength of an edited collection, adding the subtle expertise of each author to a rich and coherent narrative … This is supported by the very beautiful coloured images included in the book – certainly the best I have seen in any Australian university history.


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