University anniversaries

The University of Sydney's 75th anniversary, 1927

The 75th anniversary of the establishment of the University was celebrated in 1927 and was marked by the establishment of an appeal to graduates and friends of the University for financial assistance.

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Program of events

8 July 1927: Launch of the 75th Anniversary Appeal 
August 1927: Engineering students' working bee
5 - 9 September 1927: Exhibition Week at the University
                                             "The Tree of Knowledge" film
10 September 1927: The Sports Union University Appeal fete
11 October 1927:  The Anniversary Dinner 
1927: Photographic record of the students and buildings by Harold Cazneaux
8 - 12 May 1928: The University pageant and mask
11 October 1928: The 75th Anniversary Appeal Thanksgiving Dinner

Gallery

1927

75th Appeal flyer by Albert Collins

75th Appeal flyer by Albert Collins, image 24912326, National Library of Australia.

University Appeal

This photo entitled 'University Appeal' appeared in The Sydney Mail on 6 July 1927, Google News Archive.

Exhibition Week

Agriculture students testing samples of milk during Exhibition Week, 5 - 9 September 1927, photo, 'Sydney Morning Herald', 6 September 1927, NLA Newspapers

At the Sports Union University Appeal Fete

'Guess its weight!' Students from Sancta Sophia College at the Sports Union University Appeal Fete held in 1927, photo, The Sydney Mail, 14 September 1927, Google News Archive.

The Anniversary Dinner

The Anniversary Dinner held in the Great Hall on 11 October 1927, photo, 'Sydney Morning Herald', 12 October 1927, NLA Newspapers.

1928

The University of Sydney pageant and mask

Students of the future, from The University of Sydney pageant and mask, 8 to 12 May 1928, photo, The Sydney Mail, 9 May 1928, Google News Archive.

The University of Sydney pageant and mask

Alathea Solomon BSc as 'Alma Mater' (University of Sydney) in the University of Sydney pageant and mask, photo, The Sydney Mail, 9 May 1928, Google News Archive.

One of Harold Cazneaux

The Clock Tower in the Quadrangle, one of Harold Cazneaux's 1927 photographs of the University of Sydney, photo, University of Sydney Archives.

The Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving Dinner in the Great Hall on Thursday 11 October 1928, photo, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 October 1928, National Library of Australia.