Collection 2020/4-Uni - UTAS Academic Gown & Portrait Collection

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UTAS Academic Gown & Portrait Collection


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Gowns worn by UTAS graduates and staff & framed portraits of University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellors/Chancellors

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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;

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transferred by Brendan Theodore October 2020

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Collection consists of academic gowns worn by staff and students of the University of Tasmania.
• Wool University of Tasmania Blazer
• University of Tasmania Doctor of Agricultural Science Honorary Degree outfit (with portrait and letter from recipient)
• University of Tasmania PhD outfit donated by Michele Sale
• University of Tasmania Doctor of Science outfit donated by Frank Kelly
• Old style Bachelor’s gown
• University seal press
• University legal press
• University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor/Chancellor portraits
• University of Tasmania Framed regalia colour swatches

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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