Week 2: UWS officially begins operations

Monday, 24 March 2014

The University of Western Sydney officially began operations on 1 January 1989.

The University initially was created with two members – UWS Hawkesbury and UWS Nepean. UWS Macarthur was incorporated in late 1989. The University’s motto was “Linked to the Future”.

From the archives

1989 Launch Day Ceremonial Spade (AM-339)

Image gallery

From the Archives this week, we have:

Did you know?

There were two ceremonial spades for the ‘Launch Day’ for the University of Western Sydney held on 1 August 1989. We don’t know why … do you?

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