Event 1867 - Establishment of the Senate


'The Act of Parliament constituting the University provided that a 'Senate' should be elected as soon as the number of graduates who attained degrees above the rank of bachelor reached one hundred. The required number was reached in 1867, though for a time a majority of these were graduates of other universities who had been admitted to higher degrees at Melbourne ad eundem. It was not until 1881 that the University of Melbourne could claim one hundred full alumni.'

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Sources used to compile this entry: Key 15: Senate 1867, https://archives.unimelb.edu.au/resources/keys-to-the-past/keys/key-15.