New South Wales Universities
The first university in Australia was established in 1850: The University of Sydney. After World War II, a number of further universities were established in Sydney and regional centres: New England (1954), New South Wales (1958), Macquarie (1963);Newcastle (1965). Although the universities were chartered under state law, by the end of the 1950s the Commonwealth had effectively created a national system. In 1973 the Commonwealth took over funding of universities. In 1988 a number of tertiary institutions were elevated to the status of university but accompanied by a programme of amalgamations.
The University of Sydney
- Alumni search for graduates of the University of Sydney from 1857 to 1980.
- University of Sydney Archives holds archived staff files
- University of New South Wales Archives
- University of Wollongong Archives
- Charles Sturt University Archives
Notes and References
- Carolyn Rasmussen, "Universities" in Graeme Davison, John Hirst, Stuart Macintyre (eds), The Oxford Companion to Australian History (1st revised edition, 2001, Oxford University Press) Print ISBN-13: 9780195515039 published to Oxford Reference Online, 2003, eISBN: 9780191735165, accessed 4 Jul 2013)