Celebrating 125 years of Dookie Agricultural College - this weekend

12 Oct 2011
Dookie College, Australia’s premier agricultural college will celebrate 125 years of education and research this weekend with two days of alumni reunion activities.

More than 20,000 students have trained at the college, many going on to become agriculturists, farmers and land managers, contributing to the development of Victoria, Australia and internationally.

Past students and staff will gather at Dookie on October 15 and 16 to celebrate during a weekend of reunion and reminiscence. Alumni are invited to bring photographs to add to Dookie’s recorded history, and can take part in many family-friendly activities as well as a gala dinner.

Now a University of Melbourne campus, Dookie has become home to specialist agricultural teaching and research through the Melbourne School of Land and Environment. Teaching is incorporated with the commercial activities of the Dookie Farms and has strong links to industry.

Professor Rick Roush, Dean of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment said Dookie Campus has much to celebrate with a 125 year glorious past and a bright future, including plans for a world class centre of excellence for research and development into climate resilient farming and agricultural engineering in collaboration with the Melbourne School of Engineering and industry.

EVENT DETAILS:
WHAT: Dookie Reunion weekend
WHEN: October 15 and 16
WHERE: University of Melbourne’s Dookie Campus, Nalinga Road, Dookie

Photo/ video opportunities:
Program of events: http://land-environment.u...
Festival day. Saturday 15 October 11am-4pm.
Campus tours including current research activities
Taste local wine, cheese and olive oil from Dookie’s grove - reputed oldest olive trees in Victoria
Kids activities: jumping castle and face painting
Reunion hub and archival display. Alumni pictures scanned into Dookie’s history
The Gala Dinner. Saturday 15 October. 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Sunday 16 October.
Service of Remembrance at Dookie Campus’ Lone Pine and barbeque breakfast

 
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