Memories

Our Golden Graduates have witnessed the growth and remarkable evolution of ANU from its infancy to a world-class institution in education and research. Read stories about their experiences at ANU.

1974

'The Computer Age' arrives at the Chifley Library. Dorothy Enderby, Reader Services Librarian and Milton Simms, University Librarian

1964

A builder surveying the site for the Burton and Garran Halls

1976

Ann Curthoys, Coordinator of the ANU's first course in Women's Studies

2019

ANU Alumni Peter Garrett (L), about to receive an honorary doctorate

2018

ANU PhD student, Jesse Wallace, examining a bogong moth specimen in Kosciusko National Park

2016

ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmitt

1979

ANU Women's Eight during a practice session on Sullivan's Creek

1986

Bio-anthropologist Colin Groves

2011

Chancellor Gareth Evans (R) welcomes former ANU Vice-Chancellor Ian Chubb, before awarding him an honorary doctorate

2009

Chancellor Kim Beazley

1996

Director of Facilities and Services, Don Hardman, with the newly installed 'traffic calming' balls near the ANU Sports Union.

2004

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia, Fay Gale (L), Fenner School academic, Richard Baker (C), and ANU Alumni Lynette Liddle (R), at the launch of the Elspeth Young Bequest at the Jabal Centre.

2011

Governor General Quentin Bryce launching the ANU's Gender Institute

1967

H.C. Coombs Building

1963

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and ANU Chancellor, John Cockcroft, at the opening of the R.G. Menzies Building

2000

Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the ANU. Here, he talks to ANU student Mark King (R). Vice-Chancellor Deane Terrell is in the background, centre.

1972

Students at a graduation ball, Burgmann College

2003

The 74-inch telescope at Mt Stromlo after the 2003 bushfires.

2018

The ANU Acton Campus in autumn

1980

The ANU campus, taken from Black Mountain

1988

The ANU Women's Club spinning group in the Molly Huxley Room, University House. L to R: Marie Hyde, Netta McLaren (Club President), Thilly Barton, Lynda Roy, Helen Daniel. 

1976

The ANU, Acton campus

1987

The Body Sliding Contest, held as part of Bush Week activities

2018

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Brian Schmitt, addressing the media during the construction of the Kambri Precinct, 2018.
(L to R) Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia, Fay Gale (L), Fenner School academic, Richard Baker (C), and ANU Alumni Lynette Liddle (R), at the launch of the Elspeth Young Bequest at the Jabal Centre, 2004. (ANU Photography)

2004

(L to R) Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia, Fay Gale (L), Fenner School academic, Richard Baker (C), and ANU Alumni Lynette Liddle (R), at the launch of the Elspeth Young Bequest at the Jabal Centre, 2004. (ANU Photography)