Fellows of Senate

Early Fellows

Gallery of prints from wood-engravings

The 'Illustrated Sydney News' was a monthly illustrated newspaper for the colony of New South Wales in the nineteenth century. Until 1888, the illustrations were wood-engravings, each printed in black ink and each of which took one engraver about a week to complete.

Another was the 'Australian Town and Country Journal' which was published between 1870 and 1900.

This webpage includes wood-engravings of the following early Fellows of Senate from these publications:


After 1888, the 'Illustrated Sydney News' became the first Australian paper to reproduce a photograph using the new half-tone process. The slow and expensive wood engraving process was then obsolete.

From an article 'The Culture of Newspapers' by Peter Dowling.


THE HON GEORGE WIGRAM ALLEN

The Hon George Wigram Allen, solicitor, politician and philanthropist, was a Fellow of Senate from 1877 to 1885.

The Hon George Wigram Allen in 1875

The Hon George Wigram Allen in 1875, image from the 'Australian Town and Country Journal' , 27 March 1875, National Library of Australia.

Sir George Wigram Allen in 1885

Sir George Wigram Allen, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 1 August 1885, National Library of Australia.

PROFESSOR CHARLES BADHAM

Professor Charles Badham, University of Sydney professor, was a Fellow of Senate from 1867 to 1884.

Professor Charles Badham in 1883

Professor Charles Badham, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 29 September 1883, National Library of Australia.

The funeral of the late Rev Charles Badham, March 1884.

The funeral of the late Rev Charles Badham, March 1884, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 15 March 1884, National Library of Australia.

HENRY EBENEZER BARFF

Henry Ebenezer Barff, who served as Registrar from 1882–1924, was a Fellow of Senate 1924–1925.

Henry Ebenezer Barff in 1889

Henry Ebenezer Barff in 1889, image from the 'Australian Town and Country Journal', 14 September 1889, National Library of Australia.

THE MOST REV ALFRED BARRY

The Most Rev Alfred Barry, Church of England bishop, was a Fellow of Senate from 1886 to 1889.

The Most Rev Alfred Barry

The Most Rev Alfred Barry being enthroned as Bishop of Sydney in St Andrews Cathedral in 1884, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 10 May 1884, National Library of Australia.

SIR DANIELCOOPER Bt, GCMG

Sir Daniel Cooper Bt, GCMG, merchant and philanthropist, was a Fellow of Senate from 1857 to 1861.

Sir Daniel Cooper Bt, GCMG

Sir Daniel Cooper Bt, GCMG, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 24 June 1876, National Library of Australia.

THE HON SIR FREDERICK MATTHEW DARLEY

The Hon Sir Frederick Matthew Darley, chief justice and lieutenant-governor, was a Fellow of Senate from 1879 to 1887.

The Hon Sir Frederick Matthew Darley

The Hon Sir Frederick Matthew Darley, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 7 January 1887, National Library of Australia.

SIR JOHN BAYLEY DARVALL

One of the original 16 Fellows of Senate appointed by proclamation of the Governor,
Sir John Bayley Darvall
, served on Senate from 1850 to 1868. He was a barrister and politician.


John Bayley Darvall in 1853

John Bayley Darvall, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 8 October 1853, National Library of Australia.

THE HON SIR EDWARD DEAS-THOMSON, KCMG CB

The Hon Sir Edward Deas-Thomson, KCMG CB, public servant and parliamentarian, was one of the original Fellows of Senate. He served as a Fellow from 1850 to 1879 and was elected Vice-Chancellor (1863 - 1865) and Chancellor (1865 - 1878) by and from the Fellows.

The Hon Sir Edward Deas-Thomson

The Hon Sir Edward Deas-Thomson, KCMG CB, in 1873, image from the 'Australian Town and Country Journal', 9 August 1873, National Library of Australia.

THE HON SIR PATRICK ALFRED JENNINGS, KCMG

The Hon Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings, KCMG, pastoralist and politician, was a Fellow of Senate from 1883 to 1891.

The Hon Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings, KCMG

The Hon Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings, KCMG, at the swearing in of the new ministry in February 1886, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 15 March 1886, National Library of Australia.

SIR MUNGO WILLIAM MACCALLUM

Professor Sir Mungo William MacCallum, CMG was Chairman, Professorial Board in 1894, a Fellow of Senate from 1898 to 1914 and from 1916 to 1936, Vice-Chancellor from 1924 to 1928, Deputy Chancellor from 1928 to 1934 and Chancellor from 1934 to 1936.

Professor Sir Mungo William MacCallum, CMG

Professor Sir Mungo William MacCallum, CMG, image from the 'Australian Town and Country Journal', 3 August 1889, National Library of Australia.

SIR WILLIAM MONTAGUE MANNING

Sir William Montagu Manning KCMG was a Fellow of Senate from 1861 to 1895. During his membership of Senate he was elected Chancellor (1878 - 1895).

Sir William Montagu Manning KCMG in 1876

Sir William Montagu Manning KCMG in 1876, image from the 'Australian Town and Country Journal', 6 May 1876, National Library of Australia.

THE HON SIR JAMES MARTIN

The Hon Sir James Martin, politician and chief justice, was a Fellow of Senate from 1858 to 1878 and from 1885 to 1886.

The Hon Sir James Martin in 1867

The Hon Sir James Martin in 1867, [i||image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', August 1867, National Library of Australia]].

SIR CHARLES NICHOLSON

Sir Charles Nicholson was a Fellow of Senate from 1850 to 1883, and was elected Vice-Provost (Vice-Chancellor) by and from the Fellows 1851–1854 and Provost (Chancellor) 1854–1862. Nicholson returned to live in England in 1862, but remained a Fellow of the Senate until 1883.

Sir Charles Nicholson in 1887

Sir Charles Nicholson in 1887, image from the 'Australian Town and Country Journal', 10 December 1887, National Library of Australia.

THE HON JOHN HUBERT PLUNKETT

The Hon John Hubert Plunkett, lawyer and politician, was one of the original 16 Fellows of Senate. He served as a Fellow of Senate from 1850 to 1869 and was elected Vice-Chancellor from 1865 to 1869.

The Hon John Hubert Plunkett in 1869

The Hon John Hubert Plunkett, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 9 June 1869, National Library of Australia.

THE MOST REV ARCHBISHOP JOHN BEDE POLDING

The Most Rev Archbishop John Bede Polding (1794-1877), Catholic archbishop, was a Fellow of Senate from 1856 to 1877.

The Most Rev Archbishop John Bede Polding in 1867

The Most Rev Archbishop John Bede Polding, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 16 November 1867, National Library of Australia.

NICHOL DRYSDALE STENHOUSE

Nichol Drysdale Stenhouse was a fellow of Senate from 1869 to 1973.

Nichol Drysdale Stenhouse

Nichol Drysdale Stenhouse, image from the ''Australian Town and Country Journal', 1 March 1873, National Library of Australia.

PROFESSOR WILLIAM JOHN STEPHENS

Professor William John Stephens was a Fellow of Senate 1884–1890.

Professor William John Stephens in 1882

Professor William John Stephens, image from the 'Australian Town and Country Journal', 11 March 1882, National Library of Australia.

WILLIAM CHARLES WENTWORTH

Explorer, author, barrister, landowner, statesman and one of the original 16 Fellows of Senate, the Hon William Charles Wentworth served on Senate from 1850 to 1872.

William Charles Wentworth in 1854

William Charles Wentworth in 1854, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 7 January 1854, National Library of Australia.

THE REV JOHN WOOLLEY

The Rev John Woolley, University of Sydney professor and clergyman, was a Fellow of Senate from 1861 to 1885.

The Rev John Woolley in 1866

The Rev John Woolley, image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 16 April 1866, National Library of Australia.