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The University of Sydney

The first university to be established in Australasia, the University of Sydney was established on 1 October 1850 by the Act of Incorporation to promote useful knowledge and to encourage the residents of New South Wales to pursue a regular course of liberal education.

In 1855, the Government gave the University land at Grose Farm, about three kilometres from the city. The first plans for the University's original building, the Quadrangle, were drawn up by architect Edmund Blacket. By 1862 the Great Tower, now a focal point of the University, had been completed.
Planning and building of the Quadrangle, recognised as one of the country's best examples of Gothic Revival architecture, continued over a number of years. The south-western corner was designed by Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon and completed in 1909. The University's own Professor of Architecture, Leslie Wilkinson, designed the northern and western wings, which were added in the 1920s. (taken from the history of the University of Sydney)

In this photo you see only a small part of "The Quadrangle" e.g. the Great Tower dated from 1862. I took the photo near the stairs to the Victoria Park at 70mm.

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