Item 1447 - Honorary doctorate of Laws from the University of Sydney

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1447

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Honorary doctorate of Laws from the University of Sydney

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  • 4 September 2000 (Creation)

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certificate, citation and programme

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Date accepted: 25/07/1988 , Date accessioned: 25/07/1988 , Accessioned by: unknown , Date documented: 22/08/2007 , Documented by: Stephanie Nemcsok , Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 21/12/11 , No treatment needed at this time. ,

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Award conferring the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon Mr Mandela, from the University of Sydney, Australia

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Cream, 2 page certificate in plastic sleve inside blue folder with gold "University of Sydney" and university logo on front cover. Taken out of folder for preservation

The first certificate is the diploma conferred upon Mr Mandela. The Certificate reads:
In the name of the Senate and by the authority of the same be it known that Nelson Mandela having lawfully fulfilled all the requirements prescribed by the By-laws has been this day admitted to the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) and to all the privileges attached to the same by Royal Charter in token whereof the Senate has authorised the Corporate seal of The University to be Hereunto affixed.

The second certificate (2 pages long) includes introduction for Mr Mandela made by the Vice Chancellor and principal, Gavin Brown. It outlines Mr Mandela's many accomplishments.

The graduation commencement brochure is also included inside the folder.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0058

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