Australian National University

Identity area

Type of entity

Educational institution

Authorized form of name

Australian National University

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Description area

Dates of existence

1946 -

History

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.

Places

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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Relationships area

Related entity

Canberra University College (1930 - 1960)

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Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1960

Description of relationship

Related entity

Baume, Peter Erne (1935 -)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1994 - 2006

Description of relationship

Chancellor

Related entity

Low, Donald Anthony (1927 - 2015)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1975 - 1982

Description of relationship

Vice-Chancellor

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Crawford, John Grenfell (1910 - 1984)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1968 - 1973

Description of relationship

Vice-Chancellor

Related entity

Coombs, Herbert Cole (1906 - 1997)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1968 - 1976

Description of relationship

Chancellor

Related entity

Florey, Howard Walter (1898 - 1968)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1965 - 1968

Description of relationship

Chancellor

Related entity

Huxley, Leonard George Holden (1902 - 1988)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1960 - 1967

Description of relationship

Vice-Chancellor

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Melville, Leslie Galfreid (1902 - 2002)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1953 - 1960

Description of relationship

Vice-Chancellor

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Copland, Douglas Berry (1894 - 1971)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1948 - 1953

Description of relationship

Vice-Chancellor

Related entity

Crawford, John Grenfell (1910 - 1984)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1968 -1973, 1976 - 1984

Description of relationship

Vice-Chancellor, then Chancellor

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Records are usually attributed to a university unit rather than the University itself. The corporate body 'Australian National University' is used for records and master sets of publications not attributable to an individual unit.

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