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The Selborne Moutray Russell Prizes


In 1947, the sisters of the late Selborne Moutray Russell donated to the University of Adelaide the sum of £1,000 for the purpose of providing in his memory, scholarships tenable at the Elder Conservatorium.


There shall be two prizes on offer and the value of each Prize will be $800 or such other amount as the Director of the Elder Conservatorium shall from time to time determine but such amount shall not exceed the income from the invested funds each year.

Eligibility & Selection of Candidate

Each prize will be awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium:-

  • One prize to a male singer;
  • The other prize to a student of an orchestral instrument.

If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then that prize shall lapse for that year.

If there is more than one candidate of sufficient merit, then the prize(s) shall be shared equally.


These rules may be varied from time to time but the title and general purpose of the prizes shall not be changed.

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