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Death of former Chancellor, the Hon. Kim Santow AO


11 April 2008

The Hon Kim Santow AO, Chancellor of the University of Sydney 2001-2007
The Hon Kim Santow AO, Chancellor of the University of Sydney 2001-2007

The former Chancellor of the University of Sydney, the Hon. Kim Santow, AO has died, aged 67.

Kim Santow was Chancellor from October 2001 to May 2007. He also served as a Judge in the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal from 2002 to 2007. He was the first solicitor in recent times to be appointed a judge of the Supreme Court without prior service as a Barrister or Master of the Court

A graduate of the University with a blue in rowing, Kim Santow was recently awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Sydney.

"It is sad to lose someone who has achieved so much and had so much more to offer," said Professor Gavin Brown, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney. "He completed a period of distinguished service as Chancellor last year, and his ongoing contribution to higher education will be deeply missed," he said.

In the June 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for service to the judiciary and the law, to education governance, and to the arts.

A memorial service for the Hon Kim Santow will be held in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney on Wednesday 23rd April 2008, at 6.00pm

Portrait of The Hon Justice Kim Santow, by Lewis Miller, 2006 - University of Sydney collection
Portrait of The Hon Justice Kim Santow, by Lewis Miller, 2006 - University of Sydney collection


Further biographical details and speeches are available here.


Speech by the Hon Jim Spigelman AC, Chief Justice of New South Wales on the occasion of the retirement of the Hon Kim Santow, AO Sydney 14 December 2007.


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