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Kate Murphy

Kate Murphy

Kate Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History at Monash University. Her publications include Fears and Fantasies: Modernity, gender, and the rural-urban divide (Peter Lang, 2010) and University Unlimited: The Monash Story (Allen & Unwin, 2012), co-authored with Professor Graeme Davison. She is currently researching Australian student activism in the 1960s and 1970s.

Kate Murphy reviews 'Shifting the Boundaries: The University of Melbourne 1975–2015' by Carolyn Rasmussen

December 2018, no. 407 27 November 2018
During the 1960s and 1970s, student radicals protested that their places of learning were getting too close to industry and government. In 1970, Monash University students occupied the university’s Careers and Appointments Office to oppose the use of the university as a recruiting ground for companies profiting from the Vietnam War, and to protest its outreach to industry in the ill-fated Monash ... (read more)