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Grainy black and white image of staff and students wearing academic gowns and mortarboards outside the main University building


Search our photographic archives
We hold many of the images published in the 'University of Sydney News' and Alumni magazine the 'Gazette', as well as images produced for departmental histories or donated from family collections.

You can search approximately 5000 images of University buildings, events, students, staff and surrounds on Mediabank. Not all images have been scanned, and researchers may submit a request for images (pdf, 31KB) that they wish to view.

Tips for searching

  • Mediabank uses boolean searching: AND, NOT, OR, and wildcard * at the end of words.
  • For instance to search for Patricia Lahy, use Pat* AND Lahy.

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Professor John Smith and Harold Cazneaux images
Images from the John Anderson Archive

All images on the Mediabank website may be used for research or educational purposes, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Images should be cited "Courtesy of the University of Sydney Archives" and include the reference number of the item that is reproduced, eg, "Courtesy of the University of Sydney Archives, Patricia Mary Lahy, 1970 [G3_224_1379]".

For permission to publish or further reproduce material for example on merchandise. You must use the request to publish form (pdf, 31KB).

Featured image (top of the page): Group of administrative and academic staff and students, 1879.