based on Monash University's small collection of Sir John Monash
Memorabilia cannot aspire to celebrate the life of John Monash.
The biography by Geoffrey Serle published in 1982 does that
to perfection. Monash is too young a university to have been
a candidate for the receipt of any part of the main collections
of Monash Papers which are deposited with the National Library
of Australia and the Australian War Memorial, whilst certain
of his business papers are in the University of Melbourne Archives.
Over the years, however, members of the Monash family and other
private individuals have identified with the university and
presented it with photographs, certificates and artefacts from
a variety of sources all reminiscent of John Monash, the man.
items are directly in the care of the University Archives but
this exhibition will serve to record what there is and provide
pointers to where particular items may be found if not in archival
was initiated and created by Catherine Nicholls and Jan Getson
with some assistance from 'the boss'. Enjoy and do let us know
what you think of it!