University of Melbourne

Originally located in a large area north of Grattan Street in Parkville, Melbourne, southeast Australia, the University of Melbourne was officially opened on 3 October 1855 and admitted women in 1881. The campus has now expanded to included buildings located in Carlton, a nearby suburb.


Latitude: -37.797437160045
Longitude: 144.961338043210

Timeline of Events Associated with University of Melbourne

Date Event Manage
Jul 1854

Ground broken for U Melbourne and public library

Melbourne Public LibraryOn 3 July 1854, ground was broken for the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Public Library. Image: The Public Library, Melbourne (1854). State Library of Victoria. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Jason R. Rudy, “On Literary Melbourne: Poetry in the Colony, ca. 1854″