University News Retrospectives - 1883 to 2008

To mark the University's 125th Jubilee in 2008, the University of Auckland News published a special "Retrospective" column in each issue throughout the year. Compiled by two History graduates, the fortnightly columns resurrect documents from a variety of sources providing a window into the University's past.

To read a published "Retrospective" column please choose from the Issue Number below:

  Date Title Issue date Issue number
  21 May 1883 Opening ceremony of Auckland University College held in Choral Hall (New Zealand Herald) 23 May 2008 Issue 09
1884 First and second terms from the University Calendar 20 March 2008 Issue 05
1884 First column from "Historical Sketch", Auckland University College Calendar 25 January 2008 Issue 01
1894/1895 Auckland University College - Council Minutes: 1894, Proposed Expenditure: 1895 15 August 2008 Issue 15
1919 An examination in International Law taken from the appendices to the Auckland University College Calendar, 1919. 1 November 2008 Issue 21
13 March 1926 New Arts Building - Opening by Governor, The College at Night - Floodlights Illumine Tower (New Zealand Herald) 07 March 2008 Issue 04
1927 "A Message to the Public of the Auckland Province" from Auckland University College 8 February 2008 Issue 2
11 September 1933 ‘Regulations for Conduct of Students’, Minutes of the Professorial Board 20 June 2008 Issue 11
24 February 1939 An address by Professor H. G. Forder, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the opening of the new Biology Block designed by R A Lippincott 4 July 2008 Issue 12
27 September 1939/8 June 1945 "The War" (Craccum)/"A War Ends" (Craccum) 11 April 2008 Issue 6
1962 Extracts from Douglas Robb, ‘Medical Training in New Zealand’, New Zealand Medical Journal, 61, 363, 1962, pp.535-39. 29 August 2008 Issue 16
16 October 1963 Extracts from 'Way clear now for our new university', Auckland Star 25 April 2008 Issue 7
1970 Extracts from the 'Stunts Report', Proceedings (University of Auckland Engineering Society), VXXIII 9 May 2008 Issue 8
  July 1971 Extracts from 'Campus Parking', University of Auckland News, 5 24 October 2008 Issue 20
1972 Extracts from "New and Powerful Computer for the University", University of Auckland News, 7, September 1971, Extracts from "The University’s New Computer", University of Auckland News, 2, 8 6 June 2008 Issue 10
October 1974 This column is a reproduction of an article published in University of Auckland News in October 1974 announcing the appointment of the University's first woman Professor. 18 July 2008 Issue 13
1979 Extracts from “Library News”, University of Auckland News, 9, 6, 1979, pp.30, 36-37. 10 October 2008 Issue 19
  June 1981 University of Auckland News, 11, 4, June 1981, pp. 12-13 26 September 2008 Issue 18
1981 Extracts from 'Five in a House', University of Auckland News, 11, 6, 1981 1 August 2008 Issue 14
  Sunday 8 May 1983 The poem was read by Professor Tarling at the Centenary Assembly held in the Town Hall 5 December 2008 Issue 23
    Editor's letter 21 November 2008 Issue 22
  2nd April 1988 Extracts from ‘House waiting to be warmed’, University News 22 February 2008 Issue 3
1995/1996 Extracts from “Registry Occupation”, University of Auckland News, 26, 8, 1996, p.2. and “Students Occupy Registry Demanding No Fee Increase”, Craccum, 21-23 September 1995, p.9. 12 September 2008 Issue 17