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Access to the collection and catalogue records is available here:

Access to data in the PARADISEC repository is available to those who have clicked the access agreement (see the access form). A nominal fee may be charged for files delivered on CD/DVD. Completed forms should be posted or faxed to PARADISEC (Sydney).

PARADISEC has been funded by the Universities of Sydney, Melbourne, New England, ANU the Australian Research Council and Grangenet.

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Volunteers and donors

PARADISEC has been fortunate in having a team of dedicated supporters. On this page we acknowledge the volunteers who have helped in various ways to improve our collections.

2014: Andrew Tanner (organising the Blench collection of Afroasiatic and Niger-Congo records)

2013: Rosey Billington, Lauren Gawne, Jill Vaughan, Aidan Wilson (PARADISEC conference volunteers)

2012: Béatrice Bijon, Colin La Flamme, Rachel Orzech

2009: Shoko Kubotera

2005-2008: Peter Newton (organising the collections of Arthur Capell)

2007: Ashisha Cunningham


We thanks the following donors whose support has enabled further work on PARADISEC collections:

$2,000 and over

Merrin Mason

Under $100

Jeremy Hammond


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