On Wednesday 8 April 1964, the recently established Monash University held its first ever graduation ceremony.
The proceedings started at 3pm in the Robert Menzies School of Humanities. After God Save the Queen was sung and Monash University Chancellor Sir Robert Blackwood opened proceedings, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Politics, Professor Donald Cochrane presented ten candidates with their Bachelor of Economics. These nine men and one woman were the first graduates of the Bachelor of Economics.
2014 marked the 50th anniversary of this graduation. It also marks the establishment of Monash Business School.
Accordingly, we have established a project to review, document and celebrate our first 50 years. This history project will explore this eventful half-century, from the establishment of economics as a foundation department to the importance of the Monash Business School today as an international leader in its field.
Tell us your story
We are looking for alumni to share their stories about their time at Monash. Whether you studied at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, the Chisholm Institute or Monash Business School, we would love to hear from you.
About the project team
Way Back When – Consulting Historians are researching and writing this commissioned history. This dynamic team of historians (Sarah, Katherine, Fiona and Catherine) have many years of experience in the field of commissioned and professional histories.
University histories are a particular area of interest and expertise, and this is Way Back When's fourth history related to Monash University.
For more information about Way Back When please visit www.waybackwhen.com.au