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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 South Wales (1949), New England (1954), 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] Some of the amalgamations failed leading to further restructuring of the sector in 1993.

The University of Sydney

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The University of New South Wales

Formed as the New South Wales University of Technology (1949) it was renamed The University of New South Wales in 1958 as it evolved from a science and technology university into a generalist one.

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UNE: University of New England

Began in 1938 as the New England University College, University of Sydney at Armidale. From 1954, established as the University of New England. In 1989, joined with campuses of certain colleges to form a "network" which was later dissolved so as to return the university to its former status.

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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)