Series 41 - Administrative Guide master set

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Administrative Guide master set


  • 1966 - 1987 (Creation)

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0.3 m (1 type 4 box)

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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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This series includes the first edition of the Administrative Guide, a copy of a later Volume II, and a reissue of Volume I in 1987. A copy of Volume I from the 1970s edition has not been located yet. The guide includes information about the governance of the University, procedures for appointment of staff, conditions of service for staff, information about administrative services available, filing and typing instructions, and information about University associations and facilities.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 2 August 2007




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