University anniversaries

Sesquicentenary 1999-2002

Sesquicentenary of the inauguration of the University of Sydney, 11 October 2002

The University of Sydney Sesquicentenary celebrations commenced in 1999 and commemorated various important phases in the foundation of the University.

A formal ceremony was held on 11 October 2002 in the Great Hall to mark the sesquicentenary of the inauguration of the University of Sydney and of the commencement of Higher Education.

Photographs are courtesy of ZOOM Productions, and enlargements may be viewed by clicking on each image.


Gallery

Academic procession
Acdemic procession
Academic procession

Academic procession moving through the Quadrangle to the Great Hall.

Entering the Great Hall

The academic procession entering the Great Hall.

In the Great Hall

On the dais in the Great Hall.

Renata Kaldor, Sir Nicholas Shehadie and Professor Marie Bashir.

Deputy Chancellor Renata Kaldor, Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE and Her Excellency the Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir AC.

Sylvia Scott

Indigenous elder Sylvia Scott delivered a "welcome to country".

Justice Kim Santow

The Chancellor the Hon Kim Santow.

The dais, Great Hall
The dais, Great Hall

The official party on the dais, Great Hall.

Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown.

Thomas Dundas
Thomas Dundas

Thomas Dundas performing the "White Cockatoo Spirit Dance" by Dr Ross Edwards.

Justice Kim Santow and Professor Marie Bashir

The Chancellor Justice Kim Santow conferring the degree of Doctor of Medicine (honoris causa) upon the Governor of NSW Professor Maria Bashir.

Professor Marie Bashir

Address by the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir.

Academic procession

Distinguished guests make their way from the formal ceremony in the Great Hall. The Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir and the Chancellor the Hon Kim Santow are in front.

Official party

The official party.

Reception

The reception in the Quadrangle after the ceremony.

Sir Nicholas Shehadie, Sylvia Scott and John McCarthy

Sir Nicholas Shehadie, Sylvia Scott and John McCarthy.

Dr Julia Horne, Renata kaldor and Professor Ken Eltis

Dr Julia Horne, Renata Kaldor and Professor Ken Eltis.

LB