Sesquicentenary Celebration Day, 13 October 2002
The University of Sydney Sesquicentenary celebrations commenced in 1999 and commemorated various important phases in the foundation of the University.
The University's Sesquicentenary Celebration Day was held on 13 October 2002. It commemorated the arrival of the first students and the presentation of the first lectures (October 1852) and the inauguration of the University (11 October 1852).
Photographs are courtesy of ZOOM Productions.
Scenes from the Celebration Day
The front lawn.
The James Morrison Sextet
Celebration of the First Lectures delivered by the original Professors of the University - in General Lecture Theatre 1, Quadrangle.
The birthday cake
The University's 150th birthday cake; above right: Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown and Deputy Chancelor Renata Kaldor cutting the cake.
Enjoying the birthday cake.
Among the many Union activities was the creation of a huge canvas, to be presented to the University, to which more than 200 visitors added a brush stroke.
Official opening of the heritage stairs
Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown introducing the Mayor of South Sydney Council for the official opening of the heritage stairs ... more.
Mayor of South Sydney Council speaking before cutting the ribbon and declaring the stairs open.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown, the Mayor of South Sydney Council, Tony Pooley cutting the ribbon and Deputy Chancellor Renata Kaldor.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown, the Mayor of South Sydney Council, Tony Pooley and Deputy Chancellor Renata Kaldor.