Series 212 - Cambridge Australia Trust correspondence, papers of annual general meetings and applications

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Cambridge Australia Trust correspondence, papers of annual general meetings and applications


  • 1982 - 2000 (Creation)

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0.8 m (4 type 1 boxes)

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(1983 - 2010)

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The Australian Committee of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust was inaugurated at a meeting at Yarralumla convened by HRH the Prince of Wales in March 1983. Sir Mark Oliphant was appointed the first Chairman but resigned after a few months and was followed by Hon. Peter Howson who remained in the position until 1996. The Cambridge Australia Trust, as it became known, encouraged donations particularly from Cambridge graduates to fund scholarships for Australian students who wished to study at Cambridge University in England. Early donors to the trust included Kerry Packer of Australian Consolidated Press and Coles Myer Limited. Its funds are managed through the Australian National University. The association was incorporated in 2010 as Cambridge Australia Scholarships Limited, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

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This series documents the granting of scholarships to Cambridge University by the Cambridge Australia Trust, which was known as the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Australian Committee until 1997.


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Open access to annual general meeting and annual report records. Access to applications at discretion of University Archivist.

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 30 July 2007




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