The Diary of a Vice-chancellor: University of Melbourne 1935-1938
This is the diary of Raymond Priestley who was the first salaried Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. An energetic innovative man with a colourful background in Antarctic exploration, he held strongly to the view that the university is a community of scholars.
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