Our history

ANU is Australia's national university and has a unique history among Australian universities. Learn about our history, and how it continues to influence the work we do here today on the page below. Visit Heritage management to learn more about our well preserved heritage and principles.

ANU celebrated its 75th anniversary on 1st August, 2021. Journey back in time with our photo gallery that celebrates some of the people, moments and memories that have shaped our history at the ANU.

1975

Noel Dunbar & Joy London signing transfer to ANU

Establishment of the Kioloa Coastal Campus

Miss Joy London bequeathed the 348 hectare property to ANU on 1 March 1975.