Royal visitors

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 1954

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh visited New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon in 1954. During the tour, His Royal Highness visited the University of Sydney on 4 February 1954.

The photographs below are courtesy, University of Sydney Archives. Click on photos for enlargement.


Gallery

Arrival

Arrival

The arrival of His Royal Highness.

Presentations to His Royal Highness

Greetings

His Royal Highness was presented to the Chancellor of the University of Sydney Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn KCMG OBE and the President of the New South Wales University of Technology Wallace Wurth by the Minister for Education, the Hon R J Heffron.

Greetings
Greetings
Greetings
Greetings
Greetings

The Deputy Chancellor of the University of Sydney Sir Charles McDonald was presented to His Royal Highness.

Greetings

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney Sir Stephen Roberts was presented. Then the Vice-President Sir John Clancy KBE CMG and the Director of the New South Wales University of Technology Sir Philip Baxter KBE CMG were presented.

Meeting student representatives

Academic procession
Academic procession
Meeting student representatives

His Royal Highness is presented to the President of the SRC, University of Sydney.

Meeting student representatives

His Royal Highness is presented to undergraduates of the University of Sydney and of the New South Wales University of Technology.

Meeting student representatives
Meeting student representatives
Meeting student representatives
Meeting student representatives
Meeting student representatives

Meeting student representatives

Moving to the Great Hall

Academic procession
Academic procession
Academic procession

Academic procession

Reception in the Great Hall

Presenting Fellows of Senate

Fellows of the Senate of the University of Sydney and Members of the Council of the New South Wales University of Technology were presented to His Royal Highness in the Great Hall.

Presenting Fellows of Senate

Presenting Fellows of Senate

Speaking with Fellows

Professor Francis Armand Bland, Fanny Cohen, Dr Herbert Vere Evatt, Sir Charles George McDonald, HRH Prince Phillip and Sir Harold Stanley Wyndham, photo G3_224_0241_1.

Departure

Departure
Departure
Departure

On leaving the University, His Royal Highness was presented with a specially designed book as a memento of his visit to the University of Sydney.

LB