Meet our unofficial University of Melbourne mascot – the cuddly and soft ‘Barry the Bear’. This medium version of Barry proudly sports a modern Traditional Heritage Blue University of Melbourne hoodie with his name printed on the back. Barry the Bear is a much-loved keepsake, perfect for students, graduands and alumni.

Why ‘Barry’?
‘Barry’ the Bear is the namesake of Sir Redmond Barry, the first Chancellor of the University of Melbourne (1853–1880). A significant figure in the state of Victoria, Sir Redmond founded the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria and was a respected Supreme Court judge who presided over many prominent cases, including the final trial of Ned Kelly and the Eureka Stockade treason trials. His notable work assisting and representing Indigenous people put him at odds with some legal circles and society in general during Victoria’s early years. 

•    Plush ‘Barry’ teddy bear with branded hoodie 
•    Approximately 22cm tall (medium bear)  
•    Bear colour: honey brown with dark brown features
•    Barry wears a Traditional Heritage Blue hoodie with a white University of Melbourne crest printed on the front 
•    ‘Barry’ is printed in white on the back of the hoodie