First annual ball at ANU

GIRLS who attended the first annual ball in the central block at Burton Hall, at the ANU on Saturday, received a racing programme for the evening.

The theme of the ball was Ascot. Guests enjoyed sherry cocktails, dinner and dancing during the evening.

Guests of’ honour included the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Sir Leonard Huxley, and Lady Huxley, Professor H. Burton, after whom the hall was named, and Mrs Burton, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hugh Ennor, and Lady Ennor.

Maryanne Richardson, Geoff Brennan and Bill Gammage were among the students who made the arrangements and decorations for the ball.”[i]

[i] 1965 ‘PEOPLE, PARTIES AND BALLS…’, The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), 20 September, p. 10, viewed 24 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105862862


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