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Proclamation Appointing the Original Senate, 24 December 1850

WHEREAS by an Act of the Government and Legislative Council of New South Wales, passed in the fourteenth year of Her Majesty's Reign, entitled, " An Act to Incorporate and Endow the University of Sydney", it is amongst other things enacted, that for the purpose of ascertaining by means of examination the persons who shall acquire proficiency in literature, science, and art, and of rewarding them by Academical Degrees as evidence of their respective attainments, and by marks of honour apportioned thereto, a Senate, consisting of the number of persons in the said Act mentioned, shall, within three months of the passing thereof, be nominated and appointed by the said Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council of the said Colony, by a proclamation to be duly published in the New South Wales Government Gazette, which Senate shall be, and by the said Act is constituted, from the date of such nomination and appointment, a Body Politic and Corporate, by the name of "The University of Sydney:" and it is thereby further enacted that the said Body Politic and Corporate shall consist of sixteen Fellows, twelve of whom, at least, shall be laymen, Now, therefore, I, SIR CHARLES AUGUSTUS FITZ ROY, as such Governor aforesaid, by this my Proclamation, published in the New South Wales Government Gazette, do notify and proclaim that, with the advice of the said Executive Council, I have nominated and appointed the following persons to be such Senate as aforesaid: that is to say:-

  • The Rev. William Binnington Boyce.
    Edward Broadhurst, Esq.
    John Bayley Darvall, Esq.
    Stuart Alexander Donaldson, Esq.
    The Right Rev. Charles Henry Davis.
    Alfred Denison, Esq.
    Edward Hamilton, Esq.
    James Macarthur, Esq.
    Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether, Esq.
    Charles Nicholson, Esq.
    Bartholomew O'Brien, Esq.
    The Hon. John Hubert Plunkett, Esq.
    The Rev. William Purves.
    His Honor Roger Therry, Esq.
    The Hon. Edward Deas-Thomson, Esq.
    William Charles Wentworth, Esq.

Given under my Hand and Seal at Government House, Sydney, this twenty-fourth day of December, in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty, and in the fourteenth year of
Her Majesty's Reign.

(L. S.)
By His Excellency's Command,