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In the lines of a poem, a glimpse into privilege and the crafting of history

Among more than 700 items collected by Sir Russell and Lady Mab Grimwade and gifted to the University of Melbourne is a poem about a house built for the wealthy couple by a fashionable architect. In this episode of Uncurated, Pema Monaghan, Josie Hess and Claudia Su unravel what that poem tells us about a man whose collection defined the way Australian history has been told. 

Podcast by Claudia Su, Pema Monaghan Josie Hess

Reporters: Pema Monaghan, Josie Hess and Claudia Su

Host: Angus McDonald

Sound designer: Clancy Balen

Producer: Nell Gereats

This episode is part three of our 7-part podcast Uncurated: Unpacking Australia’s hidden histories. Find more episodes here


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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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