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.
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Academic procession moving through the Quadrangle to the Great Hall.
The academic procession entering the Great Hall.
On the dais in the Great Hall.
Deputy Chancellor Renata Kaldor, Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE and Her Excellency the Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir AC.
Indigenous elder Sylvia Scott delivered a "welcome to country".
The Chancellor the Hon Kim Santow.
The official party on the dais, Great Hall.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown.
Thomas Dundas performing the "White Cockatoo Spirit Dance" by Dr Ross Edwards.
The Chancellor Justice Kim Santow conferring the degree of Doctor of Medicine (honoris causa) upon the Governor of NSW Professor Maria Bashir.
Address by the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir.
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.
The official party.
The reception in the Quadrangle after the ceremony.
Sir Nicholas Shehadie, Sylvia Scott and John McCarthy.
Dr Julia Horne, Renata Kaldor and Professor Ken Eltis.