A Knight in The University of Sydney Commem Day Parade, 1937
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Hyperlink to a photograph of a Sydney university student participating in the â€œCommem Dayâ€ street parade in 1937, taken by renowned Australian photographer Sam Hood. The student in the photograph appears on horseback and dressed as a medieval knight, complete with chainmail and a helmet. â€œCommem Dayâ€ was an annual procession orchestrated by students at The University of Sydney. It began as an impromptu concert performed by students waiting to have their degrees conferred in 1888, but developed into a separate festival involving a parade through the streets of Sydney in the early twentieth century. The last â€œCommem Dayâ€ parade was held in 1975.
State Library of New South Wales, Digital Order No. hood_14975
State Library of New South Wales, Hood Collection part I: Sydney streets, buildings, people, activities and events, c.1925-1955
19 May 1937
State Library of New South Wales
Hyperlink; Digitised photograph - 1 film photonegative (copied from original nitrate photonegative)