Collection UT24 - Dunbabin Collection

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Dunbabin Collection


  • 1874-1948 (Creation)

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2 type one boxes + 5 shelves of quarto notebooks

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Robert Leslie Dunbabin (1869-1949), MA. (Oxford) was Professor of Classics 1914 - 1939 and was appointed first in 1902-1905 as lecturer in mental & moral science and in 1906 lecturer in classics, modern history and mental and moral science. He was educated at Hutchins School, Hobart, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1892. In 1894-5 he taught at Melbourne Church of England School, then at Hutchins School, Hobart 1897 - 1901. In 1905 he was temporary Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Adelaide.
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Professor Dunbabin's archives include his notes for lectures, mainly on classics, as a lecturer or professor at the University of Tasmania, his lecture notes and essays while a student at Oxford University and a few from his schooldays, some copies and notes of lectures by colleagues, including Professor W. Mitchell of Adelaide University on philosophy, psychology and economics, Professor W. H. Williams and Professor D. G. Mcdougall, and a catalogue of the Univerity's Greek and Roman coin collection. There is some general correspondence and catalogues of his personal library. Records of the Classical Association of Tasmania, founded in September 1928, are with Professor Dunbabin's papers for the period 1928 - 1938 when he was secretary and then President.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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