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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the first Russell Endowment for engineering education at the University of Sydney. 


Address:Russell Place , Entrance of John Wooley Building, Camperdown, 2050
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.885776
Long: 151.186589
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1896
Approx. Event End Date:1996


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th September, 1996
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This building was completed on 20 September 1909 as the Peter Nicol Russell School of Engineering

Engineering education began in the University in 1883.  The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1920, and transferred to Darlington 1962 - 1975.

Sir Peter Nicol Russell was the proprietor of the first major engineering works in Sydney 1842 - 1875.  He endowed engineering education in the university by a gift of £50,000 in 1896, following by a like endowment in 1904, with the condition that the Government provide a further £25,000 for a building.  This was that building.

This plaque erected by the Sydney University Engineering Alumni
20 September 1996
To commemorate the centenary of the first Russell Endowment.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au