Series 101 - Australian National University Annual Report master set

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Australian National University Annual Report master set


  • 1946 - (Creation)

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0.6m (3 type 1 boxes)

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(1946 -)

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The Australian National University Act 1946 establishes the Council as the governing authority of the University. The Interim Council dates from 1 August 1946 to 30 June 1951. From 1 July 1951 the term Council was used. Its membership was provided for by section 11 of the Act including members elected by the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Governor-General, Convocation, students and staff and co-opted members. It is chaired by the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor is also a member. Amendments to the Act in 1960 increased its members to include the Pro-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Principal of the School of General Studies, and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies.

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These are the published Annual Reports presented to the Commonwealth Parliament beginning with those of the Interim Council (1946–1951) and from 1 July 1951 those of the Council. There have been some changes in format: the reports up to 1962 are in foolscap size and for the period 1982–1986 the reports were issued in two volumes (the second containing the financial reports). In 1995-1996 a Research Report was included and for 1997-1999 there is a separate Annual Review.


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A reference set is held in the Reading Room. Digitised copies are available at

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ANU Annual reports from 1999 to 2016 are available at

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 4 September 2007. Revised by Greg Bell on 27 November 2012.




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