University of SydneyEducational institution
First proposed by William Wentworth in 1848 as an expansion of Sydney College, the university was established via the passage of the University of Sydney Act in 1850 and inaugurated in 1852 before moving to Camperdown in 1859. It is the oldest university in Australia.
University of Sydneyby Neil Radford, 2016
Legislation to incorporate and endow the University of Sydney was passed in 1850 with the first professors arriving in 1852 followed by a cohort of 24 candidates later that year. In 2016, the university has more than 53,000 students, supported by more than 3,500 academic staff in 16 faculties, and boasts the largest university library in the southern hemisphere.