Last week, our 2013-2014 Summer Research Scholars presented their final reports at a combined event with State Records NSW.
Hannah Hogg, a CSU Bachelor of Arts Honours student of Literature, investigated the contradictions and complexities in the life and poetry of Dame Mary Gilmore. Gilmore’s treasured connections to the Riverina are well documented and CSU Regional Archives holds a small collection of letters from Gilmore to George Blakemore, the first Principal of the Wagga Wagga Teachers’ College [CSURA, RW114] written between 1953 and 1958.
- To read Hannah’s report, Mary Gilmore: harmony in contradiction and the preservation of Australian history, please visit our Summer Scholarships webpage.
Liam Lander, our other scholarship recipient, is currently a Bachelor of Arts Honours student of History. His research over the summer was concerned with the position the Country Labor Party has held within the Riverina, especially over the last twenty years and why they have been unable to threaten the domination of the Coalition in local electorates.
- Liam’s report, Strange Culture: The Country Labor Party in the Riverina, is also on our Summer Scholarships webpage
The application period for the Summer Research Scholarships 2014-2015 is now open. Please visit our Summer Scholarships webpage for more information on the three scholarships on offer this year.