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Sydney University Commemoration speech. Refers to the undergraduates' role as the terrae filius of "medieval times." With a literal meaning of 'son of the earth', terrae filius has also been used to describe a student asked to deliver a satirical Latin poem at Oxford University.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
1 May 1909
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