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The Botany School of the University of Sydney

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THE opening of the new Botany School in the T University of Sydney is an event not only important for the British Empire, but also for the world at large. The building is in modernised perpendicular Gothic and harmonises with the main structure of the University of Sydney, which presents some interesting resemblances both in its architecture and its origin to the well-known main building of the University of Toronto. The construction is in stone, and the building is so arranged that it will be an ornament to the University for many years. Although architecturally attractive, it does not represent the petrification of the science in the Pierian springs of architecture rightly dreaded by Thomas Huxley, for it is thoroughly well lighted, spacious, before long, be remedied in view of the great interest which the public in Sydney has begun to take in botanical science.

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