University anniversaries

75th anniversary, 1927

Engineering students' working bee, August 1927

The Engineering students obtained two days' leave from lectures to form a working bee to clean up their buildings and surroundings at the University to assist the University's 75th anniversary appeal.

They worked a labourers shovelling dirt into carts, diggings, sweeping or carting away weeds in the grounds. One section levelled earth and another clipped ivy on the walls - all to the accompaniment of encouraging remarks from the less energetic students.


1927

University students acted as voluntary labourers and assisted the University 75th anniversary appeal, photo, The Australasian, 20 August 1927, National Library of Australia.

1927

'Engineering students transform a wilderness at the University', raising a flower bed at the entrance to the P N Russell Engineering School (now Woolley Building), photo, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 August 1927, National Library of Australia.

1927

'Engineering students transform a wilderness at the University', removing stone for kerbing for the P N Russell Engineering School (now Woolley Building), photo, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 August 1927, National Library of Australia.

Information sources

  • The Daily News (Perth), 11 August 1927
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 August 1927
  • The Australasian, 20 August 1927