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In 2002 Massey University celebrated its 75th anniversary. During the jubilee year the University published a brief pictorial history, illustrating aspects of Massey's history since 1927. A copy of the book can be dowloaded from the link below.
Massey University 1927-2002 (5,240 KB)
A publication to mark the 75th anniversary of the University's agricultural and horticultural sciences programmes was also produced in 2002. A copy of this jubilee publication can be downloaded from this link.
Floreat Agricultura (5,733 KB)
Massey University attained university status on 1 January 1964. In 2014 the University celebrated its first 50 years of being a university. A commemorative issue of The Manawatu Journal of History was produced for this milestone. A copy of the Journal can be dowloaded from the link below.
MJH Massey issue 2014 (3,858 KB)
On 15 November 2010 the University officially launched the 50th Jubilee book, From a Distance, to celebrate the last 25 years of Distance Education.
The book, written by Emeritus Professor Tom Prebble, picks up from the story of the first 25 years which appears in, Campus Beyond the Walls (J.M.R. Owens, 1985). It describes the rapid growth of Extramural Studies through the 1970s and 1980s; the evolution of media used to deliver and support distance teaching; and the systems employed to run such a large and complex service. The book acknowledges the contribution made by the hundreds of academics who have taught by distance over the last 25 years.
Copies of From a Distance are available for purchase through the Massey University Alumni Shop and electronic copies can be downloaded for free from the following link.
From a Distance (2,647 KB)
An electronic copy of Campus Beyond the Walls is also available by clicking on the link below.
To commemorate 50 years of providing a library service to distance students, the University launched the book, Your Books Are in The Mail, on 15 June 2011.
Bruce White, the author of the book, gives a comprehensive account of the history and impact of the Distance Library Services at Massey University, from its days of pioneering a first in New Zealand, i.e. a genuine library service to distance students, to the present.
Copies of the book can be purchased from the Massey University Library or you can download an electronic copy.
A booklet celebrating 50 years of veterinary education at Massey University was published in 2013. A PDF copy of the booklet can be downloaded (3,000KB) free of charge.
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Last updated on Monday 13 April 2015