Series 151 - ANU News master set

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ANU News master set


  • 1950 - 1975 (Creation)

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0.2m (1 type 1 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 newsletter for staff and students of the University was published at irregular intervals but there were usually about three issues a year. There is a gap in the master set between July 1961 and October 1964 and it appears that it was not published during this time. A copy of the 1950 to 1958 issues and an incomplete set of later issues is held in the reading room. A complete bound set is held in the Rare Book Library.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 20 July 2007




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