5a - Minute book of the Tasmanian University Union, 1899 to 1913 including the University Cricket Club

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Minute book of the Tasmanian University Union, 1899 to 1913 including the University Cricket Club


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Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania has a rich and proud history which was celebrated in 2015, as part of our 125th anniversary. We're the fourth oldest university in Australia and this vintage earns us the prestigious title of a sandstone university; one of the nation's oldest tertiary institutions. For more information see; https://www.utas.edu.au/125/home

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The Tasmanian University Union (TUU) was created in 1899, only 9 years after the establishment of the University of Tasmania, making it one of the oldest student bodies in Australia. The first part of this minute book contains notes on the establishment of the University Cricket Club, match results and memos of arrangements made for matches, also included is a printed invitation card. The remainder of the volume contains minutes of the General Committee of the Tasmanian University Union from 1899 to 1913 listing rules, finances, attendees and decisions made. It is noted in the Constitution & Rules of 1899 that the object of the Union is the encouragement of social intercourse among the members of the University and the creation of a more general and active interest in University sports.

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