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This article from The Register in 1915 traces the origins of Mothers’ Day celebrations to the medieval period, when adolescent children would be afforded a holiday from work on the fourth Sunday in Lent to ‘go a-mothering’. On such…

An image showing examples of neo-gothic windows at of the Mitchell Building, The University of Adelaide. The lower row of windows shows sets of twin lancet windows separated by a stone column, while the upper level windows comprise pairs of trefoil…

A close-up of the upper level of the Mitchell Building at The University of Adelaide. The Mitchell Building was designed by South Australian architect Willliam McMinn in the Victorian Academic Gothic style and constructed between 1879 and 1881. In…

An image of the entrance porch to the Mitchell Building at The University of Adelaide. Large lancet openings surrounded by decorative hood moulding lead from all three sides to entrance, which consists of a wooden door topped with a rose window and…

A detail of the decorative stone tracery surrounding the lancet archways leading into the entrance porch at the Mitchell Building, The University of Adelaide. This is an example of blind tracery (because it is applied to the stone wall and no glass…

An image of the flèche (or narrow spire) that emerges from the roof of the Mitchell Building at The University of Adelaide. The ornate and decorative stonework - including the protrusions and patterning, the lancet openings, the mini-turrets and the…

An image of the Mitchell Building at The University of Adelaide. The Mitchell Building was designed by South Australian architect Willliam McMinn, and is of a Victorian Academic Gothic architectural style. It was completed between 1879 and 1881, and…

An image of the Mitchell Building at The University of Adelaide. The Mitchell Building was designed by South Australian architect Willliam McMinn, and is of a Victorian Academic Gothic architectural style. It was completed between 1879 and 1881, and…