Week 7: The Campbelltown site
Monday, 28 April 2014
Twenty five years ago this week Campbelltown campus was part of the Macarthur Institute of Higher Education, joining the University to become part of the University of Western Sydney Macarthur in November 1989. The construction of the Campbelltown site on 162 hectares of land to the north of the Campbelltown Regional Centre began in 1984. Campbelltown campus has around 6 500 students.
Most of what is now Campbelltown was occupied by the Tharawal people prior to European arrival. Europeans originally called the area “Campbell Town” after Elizabeth Campbell, Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s wife. The area was hugely significant for sheep grazing but the town itself didn’t really start to grow until the 1830s.
From the archives
Image galleryFrom the Archives this week, we have:
- In the above gallery, a Campbelltown campus poster from 1986 and images of the campus, including an aerial shot from 1993.
- Extract from Campbelltown Campus Sketch Design - Stage 1, 1984 (PDF, 6177.86 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Macarthur Institute of Higher Education Official Opening of the Campbelltown Campus 1987 (PDF, 1316.14 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Pre-Graduation Ceremony - Programme, Form and Instructions- International Students - Campbelltown Campus - 1999 (PDF, 139.65 KB) (opens in a new window)
Did you know?
Campbelltown campus began at the 'Maryfields' Monastery.