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History of SSA

In 2012 the Statistical Society of Australia celebrated its 50th birthday and a “History of the SSAI” was compiled to record SSA’s fascinating history. Initially founded as the “Statistical Society of New South Wales” in 1947 the Society quickly gained a strong base of followers. In 1962 it joined forces with the Canberra Statistical Society to create a national Statistical Society. The Rules, SSA's constitution for a new national Central Council, were written in the same year with the NSW Society and Canberra Society amalgamating and forming its first state branches.  Pat Moran was elected the first president of the Statistical Society of Australia.

The aim of the founders of the Society was to “(further) the study and application of statistical methods in all branches of knowledge and human activity” and their wonderful legacy lives on until today. In 2015 the trading name of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc was changed to "Statistical Society of Australia" with the new acronym "SSA".

The full “History of SSAI” until 2012 is available here.

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