University anniversaries

Sesquicentenary 1999-2002

Vice-Chancellor's Sesquicentenary Distinguished Lecture by Frederick Hilmer

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

Mr Frederick Hilmer AO, CEO, John Fairfax Holdings, gave a lecture on Re-energising Australia - the need to move forward in a revitalised society" in the Great Hall, Quadrangle, on 27 February 2002 as part of the Vice-Chancellor's Sesquicentenary Distinguished Lecture Series.

Read the lecture.

Photographs are courtesy of ZOOM Productions.


Professor Gavin Brown

Introduction by Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown.

Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer

Fred Hilmer giving the lecture.

Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer

The audience.

Professor Gavin Brown and Fred Hilmer

Professor Gavin Brown and Fred Hilmer.

Fred Hilmer

A question from the audience.

Chancellor Justice Kim Santow

Vote of thanks by Chancellor Justice Kim Santow.

Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer

Reception in the Quadrangle after the lecture.

LB