University anniversaries

Fisher Library - 100 years

Fisher Library celebrated the centenary of its opening in 1909 in the Quadrangle (the former Library reading room is now MacLaurin Hall).

Launch of the Fisher Library Centenary at an afternoon tea, 20 September 2009
Official party

The Chancellor Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, launched the Fisher Library Centenary at an afternoon tea in MacLaurin Hall on Sunday 20 September 2009.

In the photo: former University Librarian Dr Neil Radford AM, poet Les Murray (who recited 'Incunabular' - about the original Fisher Library in MacLaurin Hall), Professor Nerida Newbigin, the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and University Librarian John Shipp, [i||photo, copyright Encapture Photography]].

Music was performed by students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.


An exhibition from 20 September to the end of 2009 displayed:

  • architectural drawings of the first Fisher Library in MacLaurin Hall
  • treasures from the Library's Rare Books and Special Collections, and
  • photos and memorabilia covering the last 100 years.