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An oil painting lost in a storeroom for decades, a dusty student card, a misplaced animal skull; these are some of the objects in the University of Me 
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Our city streets are filled with statues of men who did things, with little permanent reminder of the women who have shaped Australian society. Julia (Bella) Guérin is one of these women. Famous in her time for her achievements as Australia’s first female university graduate and a noted teacher, writer, orator and political organiser, Bella Guérin has been all but forgotten by the history books. This week on Uncurated, reporter Meghan Dansie sets out on a journey to examine the power of legacy and the politics of forgetting. 



  • Katie Wood – Senior Archivist at the University of Melbourne Archives
  • Professor Clare Wright – Award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator. Current Professor of History and Professor of Public Engagement at La Trobe University. 


Music and sound effects for this episode of Uncurated were sourced from Purple Planet (https://www.purple-planet.com/), Pixabay, BBC Sound Effects (https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/), and SoundCloud under relevant licensing agreements.

  1. “Hope”/ Charlotte Chew/ Living Instruments/ https://soundcloud.com/user-839269279/charlotte-chew-hope 
  2. “Forward Thinking”/ Purple Planet/ https://www.purple-planet.com/tracks/forward-thinking 
  3. “Bright Ideas”/ https://www.purple-planet.com/tracks/bright-ideas 
  4. “Crowd, interior, twenty men, club atmosphere”/ BBC Sound Effects/ https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/search?q=07039082 
  5. “Audience in hall, cheers and applause” /BBC Sound Effects / https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/search?q=07047090 
  6. “Harp Flourish”/ Nathan Manaker/ Pixabay/ https://pixabay.com/sound-effects/harp-flourish-6251/ 
  7. “Inspiring Piano”/ Purple Planet/ https://www.purple-planet.com/tracks/inspiring-piano
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