This #ThrowbackThursday we take you back to 1939 as we begin a photo series that celebrates some of the defining moments of our Fresher 9 cohorts in the lead up to our Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards 2019.
For many years, one of the highlights of the University calendar has been the University Revue season, comprising a series of comedic sketch shows staged by students from across the different university faculties. They can trace their roots back to 1887, when an impromptu student concert was held on Commemoration Day (the day on which degrees were conferred and benefactors commemorated). In 1930, a Revue was introduced as part of the annual Students’ Festival (previously known as “Commemoration”), comprising segments presented by the Colleges.
In 1939, the students of Sancta Sophia College presented a showcase as part of the University Revue. The Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday 16 May reported that “[the piece] was tuneful, colourful and well-rehearsed”, which is more than can be said for the item presented by St John’s College. During that piece, a performer who was to have flown gracefully through the air at the end of a wire crashed heavily, injuring his head and shoulders! Little wonder then that the SMH reviewer wrote that “although the masculine performers were in the majority, the most pleasing items artistically were those produced by the women’s colleges”.
At the same show, Sancta student Lizette Nicolas sang two French songs “most attractively”. Lizette, from New Caledonia, was studying English and French at the University. #tbt ... See MoreSee Less