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University of Western Australia

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Template:Infobox Australian University The University of Western Australia ("UWA") is Western Australia's oldest university, established in February 1911. It is one of Australia's "Group of Eight" leading universities.

The original campus was located in Hay Street in the centre of Perth, in what was known as "Tin Pot Alley" (the roof of the building was made of tin). The main campus has been located in Crawley since the 1930s. The original building - named the Irwin St Building, due to its former location on Irwin St in the CBD - has been transported to the new campus, and serves as a cricket pavilion and formerly as the Senate meeting room. Sporting facilities are also located in Mt Claremont.

The Crawley campus is one of Perth's premier tourist attractions. Many of the buildings are constructed from limestone, including the enormous Winthrop Hall with its Romanesque architecture. These buildings are dotted amongst green parks and thickets of trees such as the Sunken Garden. The campus is adjacent to the Swan River. It is also a popular spot for weddings.

The university consists of the Faculties of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Economics and Commerce; Education; Engineering, Computing and Mathematics; Law; Life and Physical Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; and Natural and Agricultural Sciences. There are several residential colleges nearby including St George's College, St Catherine's College, Trinity College, Currie Hall and St Thomas More College.

UWA is renowned around Perth for its highly active social calendar for students. The highlight of the social year is undoubtedly Prosh, a day early in the university year where students dress up in costume and parade through the streets of the city, selling risque newspapers for various worthy charities.

UWA is one of the largest landowners in Perth, as the result of government and private bequests.

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