Canberra University College

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Type of entity

Educational institution

Authorized form of name

Canberra University College

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Description area

Dates of existence

1930 - 1960

History

The Canberra University College was established by the Canberra University College Ordinance (No. 20 of 1929) of 19 December 1929. In association with the University of Melbourne it provided undergraduate university education in Canberra and took its first students in 1930. Governed by a Council, there was also the Board of Diplomatic Studies 1944-c1947, from 1948 the Board of Studies, from 1951 the Library Committee, and from 1955, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, Finance and Staff Committee, and Joint Committee of the Council and the Board of Studies on the Development of the College. Sir Robert Garran was Chairman of the Council 1930–1953, succeeded by Dr Bertram Thomas Dickson 1954–1960. Professor Herbert (Joe) Burton was Principal 1948–1960 and the Registrar was Thomas Owen 1939–1960. The following departments and disciplines were represented, with many early courses taught by part-time staff: Botany, Chemistry, Classics, English, Geology, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Oriental Studies, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Statistics and Zoology. In late 1960, the CUC amalgamated (‘associated’) with the Australian National University to become the School of General Studies within the University.

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research, teaching and learning, student services, university administration

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Related entity

Australian National University (1946 -)

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temporal

Dates of the relationship

1960

Description of relationship

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Burton, Herbert (1900 - 1983)

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1948 - 1960

Description of relationship

Principal

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Owen, Thomas Miles (1905 - 2005)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1939 - 1960

Description of relationship

Registrar

Related entity

Allen, Leslie Holdsworth (1879 - 1964)

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Category of the relationship

associative

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 4 March 2008

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Sources

Canberra University College calendars and annual reports; National Archives’ RecordSearch, CA 508

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