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Family history sources in the University Archives

What did they study?

Student record cards held by the Archives document the student's academic progress, including the names of the individual subjects they studied.

You can purchase an official academic transcript through the Division of Student Administration and Academic Services.

When did they graduate?

The programs for graduation ceremonies list all those graduating at each ceremony by Faculty or School. Prizewinners are named in the programs and you can also find articles in the ANU Reporter on students who received prizes. The Calendar published the names of graduates of the University until 1972.

Where did they live?

Prospectuses and other promotional information about ANU such as posters and videos feature descriptions and photographs of University House and the halls of residence.

What contribution did they make to student life?

The ANU student magazine, Woroni, reports on student political and social life.

Orientation handbooks, published by the Students' Association, comment on the facilities for students and what students can expect to find at ANU.

The Archives holds the records of the Forestry Student Union, and some student societies, such as SCUNA (ANU Choral Society).

The Archives has photographs of students at official events, protests and during Bush Week, some of which were published in The ANU Reporter. Many photographs have been digitised and can be viewed on Open Research.

File of students who achieved prominence in later life, such as Prime Ministers, politicians, judges and writers, are also retained in the Archives. Access is restricted during their lifetime.