Series 141 - ANU calendar master set

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ANU calendar master set


  • 1954 - 1980 (Creation)

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0.4 m (2 type 1 boxes)

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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 Calendar was published annually for the coming year. Apart from a calendar of principal dates, the contents include: a description of the University and the work of the Departments of the Research Schools, lists of Council and Committee members, academic staff, senior administrative staff, graduates, research students, and members of convocation, legislation, statutes and rules, benefactions, and a list of staff publications. For 1971 (Part 1) and 1973 the publication was called General Information. A duplicate set for general reference use is located in the reading room.


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Current controlling entity: Australian National University

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 16 July 2007




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