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Trusts and Bequests

Historical Records

The establishment of the University of Adelaide was, in 1872, assured thanks to two extraordinary gifts from Sir Walter Watson Hughes and Sir Thomas Elder.  The future of the University was secured by further generous gifts provided by people such as John Howard Angas, Robert Barr Smith, and many others.

To view details of some of the University's early endowments and trusts, please click the links below.

The University of Adelaide acknowledges that information relating to the personal details of donors has been accessed/obtained predominantly from public sources including the Australian Dictionary of Biography, the Encyclopaedia of Australian Science, the Australian Law Library, The Register, The Advertiser, the University of Adelaide Library, the University of Adelaide Calendar, the University of Adelaide ‘Impact’, the University of Adelaide ‘Adelaidean’ and the University of Adelaide ‘Lumen’.





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