Series 399 - Framed documents and images

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Framed documents and images


  • 1951 - 1981 (Creation)

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(1946 -)

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The Australian National University was established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1946 and is governed by a Council. Its founding mission was to be of enduring significance in the post-war life of the nation, to support the development of national unity and identity, to improve Australia's understanding of itself and its neighbours, and to contribute to economic development and social cohesion. Its mandate was to undertake 'postgraduate research and study both generally and in relation to subjects of national importance'. This national mission gives the University a distinctive relationship with the Australian Federal Government. It was Australia's only full-time research university with four initial Research Schools (Physical Sciences, Medical Research, Social Sciences and Pacific Studies). Undergraduate courses have been taught since 1960, when it amalgamated with Canberra University College.

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The framed documents and images were displayed in public spaces and meeting rooms at the Australian National University.


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AU ANUA 399-3 Menu of dinner on occasion of the establishment of the Council Date(s) 12 Jul 1951 (Creation)
AU ANUA 399-4 Photograph of Ross Hohnen, Registrar and Secretary 1948 - 1975 (creation date 26 Oct 1981) not found in 2017

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Entered from series register 7 March 2014




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