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Former ALP president and quiz king Barry Jones, then a La Trobe academic, hosted a visit by controversial writer Malcolm Muggeridge


La Trobe merged with the Bendigo College of Advanced Education (formerly the Bendigo Technical College and the Bendigo School of Mines) to establish La Trobe Bendigo Campus


Anti-apartheid activist and Deputy President of the African National Congress, Walter Sisulu and his wife, Albertina Sisulu, Deputy President of the ANC Women’s League and Co-President of the United Democratic Front coalition, visited the University


The Coptic Pope, His Holiness, Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of Alexandria and Spiritual Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, visited La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus


The Union Hall was packed to the rafters when Australia’s only Nobel Prize-winning author for literature, Patrick White in a rare public appearance, spoke there in 1988


Professor Rhys Isaac won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790. He remains the only Australian to do so