Week 4: The University Mace
Monday, 7 April 2014
A media release relating to the presentation of the Mace noted:
“The mace, a symbol of institutional authority, is carried in procession, in front of the Chancellor, as a ceremonial weapon and it developed from a primitive form of club to weapon of war and from the 17th century the mace became an ornamental symbol of authority possessed by universities as well as parliament."
From the archives
From the Archives this week, we have:
- In the above gallery, images of the UWS Mace - including its presentation to University dignitaries on 21 August 1992.
- Programme - Ceremonial Presentation of University Mace (PDF, 433.4 KB), (opens in a new window) 21 August 1992 (Ref: A1-45280)
- Media Release - University comes of age (PDF, 821.61 KB) (opens in a new window)
Did you know?
The mace was presented as a gift to the University of Western Sydney by the Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dame Leonie Kramer. It was formally received by the Foundation Chancellor of UWS, Sir Ian Turbott.