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VI. REPORT FROM THE SENATE of the Sydney University to the
Colonial Secretary, for the year ending 31st December 1851
VII. REPORT ditto
VIII. ALPHABETICAL LIST of the MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY 97
MATRICULATION EXAMINATION Papers, October 1852 X1. SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION Papers, December 1852 XII. SIR CHARLES NICHOLSON'S PRIZES, Subjects for 1853
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY was established by an Act of the Legislative Council of the Colony of NEW SOUTH WALES, passed in the session of 1850. The members of the Senate were appointed by proclamation of His Excellency the Governor-General dated 24th December of that year, and met for the first time on the 3rd February, 1851. On the 4th of October, 1852, the first matriculation examinations commenced, and on the 11th of the same month the formal and public inauguration of the institution took place as described in page 29 of this volume.
A few remarks explanatory of the peculiar constitution of the University may not be unacceptable to the general reader.
1. The truly liberal and catholic principles recognized and enforced in the Act of Incorporation will meet with general approval. The benefits of the University are, as stated in the preamble, for "all classes and denominations of Her Majesty's subjects resident in the Colony of New South Wales, without any distinction whatever," and it is expressly enacted (section 20) "that no religious test shall be administered to any person in order to entitle him to be admitted as a student of the said University, or to hold any office therein, &c."
2. The government of the University is provided for by the appointment of a Senate of Sixteen Fellows (four of whom may be clergymen). A Provost and