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University of Tasmania petition to King George V requesting that the university be granted a Royal Charter (Letters Patent) 1915

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University of Tasmania, (1914) University of Tasmania petition to King George V requesting that the university be granted a Royal Charter (Letters Patent) 1915. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The petition was sent to King George V requesting recognition that the degrees conferred by the University of Tasmania be granted equivalent status to UK universities by Royal Charter through Letters Patent. Of particular interest is that from its foundation the University of Tasmania provided equal opportunity to women graduates as well as men, which was regarded as unusual at the time. This is explicitly mentioned and confirmed in the Letters Patent. The Petition was endorsed by University Council and is dated 17 March 1914.
The petition was successful (apart from the then defunct degree of Bachelor of Mining Engineering) and the Royal Charter (Letters Patent) was issued by King George V in 1915 and can be viewed at - http://eprints.utas.edu.au/15939/
(Collection UT 377/4)

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Keywords & phrases: petition, letters patent, royal charter, equal opportunity, degree equivalence, Tasmania, University of Tasmania
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Collections: University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 01:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:39
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