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University Of Melbourne. Students Representative Council
History : The Students Representative Council was founded in 1907 by a meeting of the Melbourne University Sports Union to relieve it of issues unconnected with sport. It was financed by the Sports Union until 1923, the University Union from 1923 until 1949 and then by a separate S.R.C. fee levied on all students. The 30-40 members were elected annually in July, all students being entitled to vote for their faculty or part-time representatives as well as the general ones. Ex-officio members were two undergraduate representatives on the University Council and the editor(s) of Farrago. The S.R.C. published the Melbourne University Magazine, the newspaper Farrago, and the Orientation Handbook. It organised events such as Orientation Week, Open Day, Prosh, Commencement and Recovery Balls. In c.1988 it went out of existence, its functions being absorbed into the University of Melbourne Student Union Inc.
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