New South Wales Universities

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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.[1]

The University of Sydney


Notes and References

  1. 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)