In 1967, getting to the Bundoora campus was for me a different adventure each day, sometimes requiring a walk from the then Tyler Street tram terminus while dodging magpies in spring, or trying to arrive dry through the rain. They were great days, as the University found its feet and we students did too.
As a part-timer, it was hard to find time to socialise much, but Glenn College was often a welcome refuge. The Library was another retreat, with Mr Borchardt often seen surveying his domain.The Agora was a far cry from its current splendour, but, above all, the sense of a learning community with a fresh vision of what a university could offer was very encouraging.
Happy birthday, La Trobe!