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The UNSW Archives holds a very large number of photographs of the university from its beginnings until the present day. These photographs cover a wide range of different subjects, including the development of the Kensington campus, UNSW students and research activities, as well as images of staff.

Photographs are available in both print and digital form. Digital photos include born digital and scanned images. It should be noted that digital photos represent only a small part of the Archives' total photographic collection.

Panorama of the Kensington Campus, 1954.
(UNSW Archives CN945/10)

An easy entry point to discovering the range of photographs in the Archives is to start by looking at the photos on the Archives' website, especially the images in the Historical Resources section. If you find photos from these pages for which you would like to receive higher quality images, please fill out, sign and return the Archives' Copyright form to Please include the Archives' reference number(s), which is listed under most photos. Any re-use of photos should be cited "Courtesy UNSW Archives".

Many of the photos that were published in Uniken magazine from 1975 - 2005 are located in the Archives. Issues of Uniken from 1975 - 2004 are available for viewing via the National Library of Australia's Trove website, while more recent issues are obtainable via the UNSW Media Office website. If you are seeking a photo from a particular issue of Uniken, please contact the Archives with specific date and page number references.

For further information on the wide range of UNSW photos available in the Archives, please contact the Archives. Finding & Accessing Archives also contains details on locating and accessing material in the Archives.

Image Library

All of the Archives' digital images have been uploaded to UNSW Marketing Services' Image Library. This database is available for searching by UNSW staff only - access is via your zid and password, using the domain "adunsw".

More information about the Archives' images in the Image Library can be found in the Archives' Image Library Instruction Sheet.