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Fountain commemorates Joseph Ormond Aloysius Bourke (1908-1965), public servant and university administrator.

In October 1945 Bourke was made registrar of Sydney Technical College. For at least thirty years Bourke lectured and examined in university extension courses, Workers' Educational Association classes and public service training programmes. He was widely known, particularly before World War Two, as a speaker at labour rallies. Bourke worked closely with W. C. Wurth towards the foundation in 1949 of the New South Wales University of Technology (University of New South Wales, 1959). He became the first bursar of the new university.


Address:City Road, University of Sydney, Camperdown, 2050
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.889419
Long: 151.190028
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Source: ADB
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