It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome you to Wright Hall.
Wright Hall is the University's newest student residence and is named after my family and ancestors (my maiden name being Wright). My ancestry can be traced back to Joseph Wright, a convict of the First Fleet and to his wife Eleanor a convict of the Second Fleet. They had a tough life but through hard work and perseverance were able to build a new family.
The motto for Wright Hall is Tenacitas, Comitas, Gratia. I interpret those words as "Get on with it, get on with each other and be grateful". It serves as the ethos of the Hall.
The motto was devised in consultation with Professor Elizabeth Minchin and her colleagues at ANU in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics. It stands there to shape the culture and identity of this new residence.
In building Wright Hall (and also Bruce Hall) Graham and I wanted to give more students the chance to live on the beautiful ANU campus, thereby gaining a full university experience. It also provides investment returns to fund in perpetuity the Tuckwell Scholarship Program at ANU. The success of the halls is important not only to its residents but also to all our future scholars.
We look forward to welcoming you to the community that the new leaders and residents will be building at Wright Hall.
Louise Tuckwell (née Wright)