Melbourne University Regiment approaches the centenary of its foundation as
part of an Army changed beyond recognition in the past hundred years.
Despite reorganisations, resource shortages and vagaries of policy, it has
continued its production of leaders for all three services and the civil
community with success, professionalism and a unique flair.
The Regiment has never fought as a formed unit and its colours show no battle
honours, although MUR graduates and present members have served and frequently
distinguished themselves in, every major commitment of Australia's armed forces
Past members include two Governors-General, two Prime Ministers and a Leader
of the Opposition, three state Premiers, five Governors and a Lieutenant
Governor of Victoria, two full Generals and Major- or Lieutenant-Generals
(including three Chiefs of Reserves) and over ten thousand officers for the
The Regiment has consistently played its part in the national defence and in
shaping the attitudes of its community to the frequently-vexed question of
participation in the process.
List of Photographs
1. 'One's First Official Dress' 1884-1910
2. 'The Belligerent Dons' 1906-1914
3. 'The Battle Afar Off' 1914-1918
4. 'Ha! Ha! Amid the Trumpets' 1914-1941
5. 'The Thunder of the Captains' 1941-1945
6. 'The Green Years' 1945-1959
7. 'The Ladies, God Bless 'em ...'
8. 'An Uncertain Trumpet' 1960-1976
9. 'The Lean Years' 1976-2005
Appendix 1. Lineage of the Melbourne University Regiment
Appendix 2. Honorary Colonels
Appendix 3. Commanding Officers
Appendix 4. Regimental Badges and Uniforms Embellishments
Appendix 5. Regimental Colours
Appendix 6. Affiliations
Appendix 7. The Melbourne University Rifles Association
Appendix 8. A Regimental Song