School History

A Short History of the
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering,
The University of Sydney


Victoria Kirkpatrick

A historian has many duties. Allow me to remind you of two which are important. The first is not to slander; the second is not to bore.” Voltaire


This work is not an exhaustive history, rather a collection of memoirs. Therefore there will inevitably be omissions of events and people who have played a role in our history. Apologies are offered to anybody who feels that they have been overlooked. Further contributions to the Head of School are welcome.