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University of Wollongong Ceremonial Gowns History

The Exhibition

In December 2012, coinciding with the Graduation ceremonies of that year, five ceremonial gowns and an Honorary gown worn by past Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors were on display in the University Library's Panizzi Room, alongside historical photographs and film footage from the University Archives collection.

2012 Exhibition launch

View exhibition photographs or read media coverage.

Ceremonial Gowns Historical Footage

View footage from the 1976 and 1979 graduation ceremonies, including our Foundation Chancellor receiving his ceremonial gown.

UOW Ceremonial Gowns History Booklet

A showcase of the ceremonial gowns worn by the UOW's Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and senior officers throughout the years, and the history behind UOW's ceremonial dress traditions.

PDF version (4MB)

Copies of the UOW Ceremonial Gowns History booklet can be purchased for $10 from the Short Loans desk at the Wollongong Campus Library. Postal orders can be placed by calling (02)42 213545 and incur an additional cost of $2.50 for postage and handling.