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Student revels

Join this Vicfix campaign to rein in the misbehaviour of disorderly undergrads

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About student revels

From ragging and ducking to riotous commencement parades, uni students have an enduring reputation for unruly behaviour. Such youthful high spirits culminated in the Varsity Day frolics of 1927, when the visiting Duke of York, future King George VI, was caught up in the frivolities.

Historic reports juxtapose outraged editorials with sympathetic letters to the editor from those looking back fondly on their misspent youth, when 'the effort to be humorous often occasions a dip into sheer vulgarity and trivial stupidity'.

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The annual commencement, David Syme & Co, 1892

Student revels

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