Series 66 - Prometheus master set

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Prometheus master set


  • 1933 - 1958 (Creation)

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0.1 m (1 type 2 box and one envelope)

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(1932 - 1960)

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The Canberra University College Students' Association was formed in April 1932 as the representative body of the students of the College. Its aims were to provide a means of communication between the students and the Council of the College, to promote the social life of students and to represent students in matters affecting their interests. It was managed by a General Committee initially, then a Students' Representative Council. It produced an annual magazine 'Prometheus' and a student newspaper 'Woroni'. There was also a subordinate Sports Union with a Sports Council which included a delegate from each sports club. When the Canberra University College and the Australian National University amalgamated in 1960 the association effectively merged with the Australian National University Students' Association.

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(1953 -)

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The Association was formally established in June 1953 and formed by a small body of research students. The aims of the Association as stated in its original consititution are to promote the welfare and representation of members, and encourage social and sporting activities among the University's research students. It is now the peak undergraduate student body at the Australian National University.

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This annual (but intermittent) literary magazine of the Students’ Association includes articles, poetry, prose and reviews by staff and students, as well as advertisements from mostly local businesses. Issues up till 1958 were published by the Canberra University College Student’s Association and from 1966 by the ANU Students’ Association. No issues were published in the periods 1942–1948, 1951–1955, and 1959–1965.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 3 December 2007; revised 9 April 2008




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