Graduations

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19th century images

Commemoration Day 1874

Commemoration Day 28 March 1874, image, the 'Illustrated Sydney News', May 1874, NLA Newspapers.

Commemoration Day 1876

The print of a wood engraving of the Commemoration (graduation) Day held on 24 June 1876, published in The illustrated Australian News dated 7 August 1876, is a view of the interior of the Great Hall, with the official party including the Governor of New South Wales seated on the dais, image mp002480, courtesy, State Library of Victoria.

The Commemoration (graduation) address 1879.

The Chancellor Sir William Montague Manning KCMG is presenting the Commemoration (graduation) address in the Great Hall in 1879, image from The Gazette, January 1952, University of Sydney Archives.

Student behaviour at the Conferrring of Degrees Ceremony in 1895

Student behaviour at the Conferrring of Degrees Ceremony in 1895 - a contemporary illustration, image, 'The Gazette', July 1973.

20th century images

A graduation ceremony in the Great Hall in 1928.

A graduation ceremony in the Great Hall in 1928, photo, University of Sydney Archives.

Chancellor Sir Hermann Black

Then Chancellor Sir Hermann Black presiding at a graduation ceremony in the 1980s, photo, University of Sydney Archives.

21st century images

Esquire Bedell and the Mace

Esquire Bedell Bohdan Bilinsky with the University's Mace, symbol of Senate's authority, which is carried by the Esquire Bedell at graduation ceremonies, photo, copyright Liz Cartwright.

A 2011 graduation ceremony

A 2011 graduation ceremony, photo, copyright Liz Cartwright.

The Chancellor and Dr Kevin Doyle

Chancellor Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO conferred the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science (honoris causa) upon Dr Kevin Doyle at the Faculty's graduation ceremony held at 2.00pm on 17 December 2010, photo, copyright Memento Photography.

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, gave the occasional address at the Faculty of Law graduation ceremony held in the Great Hall at 11.30am on 21 May 2010, photo, copyright Memento Photography.

The academic procession leaves the Great Hall at the conclusion of a ceremony held in 2011

The academic procession leaves the Great Hall at the conclusion of a ceremony held in 2011, photo, copyright Liz Cartwright.

Overseas ceremonies

Hong Kong graduation ceremony

The offical party at the University's graduation ceremony held in Hong Kong on 25 October 2010, photo, courtesy International Office.

Then Chancellor Justice Kim Santow, with a Chinese graduate at the Beijing ceremony held in 2005.

Then Chancellor Justice Kim Santow, with a Chinese graduate at the Beijing ceremony held in September 2005, photo, University Publications.

Shanghai graduation ceremony

The academic procession departs at the conclusion of the University's graduation ceremony in Shanghai on 22 October 2010, photo, courtesy International Office.