#OnThisDay 1 October 1850 an act to endow the University of Sydney received royal assent. The University is Australia's oldest university. The NSW Government granted the University land at Grose Farm, three kilometres from the city, which became the main Camperdown campus. Teaching commenced on 11 October, 1852 in the Big Schoolroom of what is now the Sydney Grammar School, before moving to Camperdown in 1859.
Source: Legislation NSW. (1850). No. XXXI. An Act to incorporate and endow the University of Sydney. [1sr October, 1850]