University anniversaries

Online exhibition

A Senate online exhibition on celebrations of major University anniversaries can be accessed from the links on the left.

50th anniversary
75th anniversary
100th anniversary
150th anniversary
The key events celebrated
  • 6 September 1849: the speech made in Parliament by William Charles Wentworth advocating a university for Sydney
  • 1 October 1850: the passage through the NSW legislature of the Act of Incorporation
  • 3 February 1851: the first Senate meeting
  • 11 October 1852: the inauguration of the University
  • 12 October 1852: the arrival of the first students and the presentation of the first lectures
Other University anniversaries