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PAGE. Chap. 10. Yoarly Examination

75 ll. Degrees in Arts : Bachelor of Arts

76 Ditto Master of Arts

80 12. Costume, Discipline

81 13. Non-matriculated Students ...

82 Appendix A. Form of Admission of Under-graduates

83 B. Matriculation Examination for 1853 ...

84 C. Scholarship, ditto 1st Term 1853...

84 D.

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84 VI. REPORT FROM THE SENATE of the Sydney University to the Colonial Secretary, for the year ending 31st December 1851

85 VII. REPORT

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for the year ending 31st Dec. 1852 88 VIII. ALPHABETICAL LIST of the MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY 97 IX. NON-MATRICULATED STUDENTS ...

98 X MATRICULATION EXAMINATION Papers, October 1852 XI. SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION Papers, December 1852

105 XII, SIR CHARLES NICHOLSON'S PRIZES, Subjects for 1853

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INTRODUCTION.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY was established by an Act of the Legislative Council of the Colony of New South Wales, passed in the session of 1850. The members of the Senate were appointed by proclamation of His Excellency the Governor-General dated 24th December of that year, and met for the first time on the 3rd February, 1851. On the 4th of October, 1852, the first matriculation examinations commenced, and on the 11th of the same month the formal and public inauguration of the institution took place as described in page 29 of this volume.

A few remarks explanatory of the peculiar constitution of the University may not be unacceptable to the general reader.

1. The truly liberal and catholic principles recognized and enforced in the Act of Incorporation will meet with general approval. The benefits of the University are, as stated in the preamble, for "all classes and denominations of Her Majesty's subjects resident in the Colony of New South Wales, without any distinction whatever," and it is expressly enacted (section 20) "that no religious test shall be administered to any person

in order to entitle him to be admitted as a student of the said University, or to hold any office therein, &c.”

2. The government of the University is provided for by the appointment of a Senate of Sixteen Fellows (four of whom may be clergymen). A Provost and

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