Fellows of Senate

Early Fellows

Gallery of their commemoration in the Quadrangle

Many of the early Fellows of Senate are commemorated in the Quadrangle in recognition of service to the University and of benefactions. Their names, initials, coats of arms, crests and likenesses appear on stained glass windows and carvings of stone and marble.

Included on this webpage are:


SOME OF THE ORIGINAL FELLOWS OF SENATE

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.

Sir John Bayley Darvall - coat of arms

Sir John Bayley Darvall's coat of arms on the Science Road-facing exterior side wall of the Great Hall. His initials have also been carved beneath the arms - bottom right.

Sir John Bayley Darvall - boss

Sir John Bayley Darvall's boss with his initials JBD.

The Hon Sir Edward Deas-Thomson, KCMG CB

The Hon Sir Edward Deas-Thomson, KCMG CB 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 bust of Edward Deas-Thomson

The bust of Edward Deas-Thomson in white marble by Odoardo Fantacchiotti of Florence in the Great Hall. It was paid for by public subscription in honour of Deas-Thomson's service to the colony and to the University. At the back are the words "Odoardo Fantacchiotti faceva in Firenzc, 1'anno 1855."

The coat of arms of Edward Deas-Thomson

Deas-Thomson's coat of arms also in the Great Hall.

The Hon Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson

The Hon Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson served on Senate between 1850 and 1861.

The Hon Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson - coat of arms

The Hon Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson's coat of arms on the south-facing exterior side wall of the Great Hall.

Edward Hamilton

Edward Hamilton served as a Fellow from 1850 to 1854 and was elected Provost by and from the Fellows between 1851 and 1854.

Edward Hamilton - coat of arms

Edward Hamilton's coat of arms in the stained glass window in the North Vestibule.


A likeness of Hamilton's face is carved on the Nicholson Gateway.

The Hon James Macarthur

The Hon James Macarthur was a Fellow from 1850 to 1860.

The Hon James Macarthur - coat of arms

The Hon James Macarthur's coat of arms on the Science Road-facing side wall of the Great Hall. His initials are carved at bottom right.

The Hon Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether

The Hon Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether served on Senate from 1850 to 1875. He was elected Vice-Provost (retitled Vice-Chancellor in 1862) by and from the Fellows 1854–1862, and elected Chancellor 1862–1865.

The Hon Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether - coat of arms

The Hon Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether's coat of arms on the front of the Great Hall, with his carved initials bottom right.

The Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether boss

Merewether's initials FLSM appear again - on a carved stone boss.


Merewether's coat of arms also appears on the South Vestibule stained glass window.

Sir Charles Nicholson Bt

Sir Charles Nicholson Bt served from 1850 to1883. He was elected Vice-Provost by and from the Fellows 1851–1854; and elected Provost 1854–1862.

Sir Charles Nicholson - coat of arms

Sir Charles Nicholson's coat of arms on the front of the Great Hall, and his carved initials bottom right.

The Sir Charles Nicholson boss

The Sir Charles Nicholson boss - his initials CN.

Sir Charles Nicholson - coat of arms

Nicholson's coat of arms on the stained glass window in the Oriental Studies Room lobby.


In addition, Nicholson's coat of arms appears on the Clock Tower, on the North Vestibule stained glass window, on the Oxford stained glass window in the Great Hall and on the east (Quadrangle-facing) face of the Western Tower.

Bartholomew O’Brien

Dr Bartholomew O’Brien was a Fellow of Senate from 1850 to 1869.

Bartholomew O’Brien - coat of arms

Bartholomew O’Brien's coat of arms on the Science Road-facing side wall of the Great Hall and on the South Vestibule stained glass window, with his initials carved bottom right.

The Hon John Hubert Plunkett

The Hon John Hubert Plunkett served as a Fellow of Senate from 1850 to 1869 and was elected Vice-Chancellor from 1865 to 1869.

The Hon John Hubert Plunkett - coat of arms

The Hon John Hubert Plunkett's coat of arms on the South Vestibule stained glass window.


Plunkett's coat of arms also appears on the Science Road-facing side exterior wall of the Great Hall.

The Rev William Purves

The Rev William Purves served from 1850 to 1870.

The Rev William Purves - coat of arms

The Rev William Purves' coat of arms on the South Vestibule stained glass window.

The Hon William Charles Wentworth

The Hon William Charles Wentworth was a Fellow of Senate from 1850 to 1872.

Carved face of William Charles Wentworth under the Nicholson Gateway

Wentworth's carved face under the Nicholson Gateway

The coat of arms of William Charles Wentworth

Wentworth's coat of arms in the North Vestibule stained glass window

MORE EARLY FELLOWS OF SENATE

The Hon Sir Frederick Matthew Darley

The Hon Sir Frederick Matthew Darley was a Fellow of Senate from 1879 to 1887.

The Hon Sir Frederick Matthew Darley crest

The Hon Sir Frederick Matthew Darley's crest on the outside south wall of the old Fisher Library (now MacLaurin Hall).

Henry Grattan Douglass

Henry Grattan Douglass served as a Fellow of Senate from 1853 to 1865.

Henry Grattan Douglass - coat of arms

Henry Grattan Douglass's coat of arms on the south-facing exterior side wall of the Great Hall. His initials have also been carved bottom right.


Grattan's coat of arms also appears on the South Vestibule stained glass window.

The Hon Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin

The Hon Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin was a Fellow of Senate from 1883 to 1914. He was elected Vice-Chancellor by and from the Fellows (1887–1889, 1895–1896) and elected Chancellor (1896–1914). In 1912 he was declared a lifetime Fellow.

Once the Fisher Library reading room and bookstack had been linked to the Main Building by the Nicholson Vestibule and Gateway and the South range, three stained glass windows were installed above the stairwell in 1920, the central one a memorial to Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin.

When the new Fisher Library opened in 1963, the old Fisher library reading room in the Quadrangle was remodelled and named MacLaurin Hall.

The Hon Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin - image from the MacLaurin window

The Hon Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin's image from the MacLaurin window in the Nicholson Vestibule on the staircase leading up to the Professorial Board and MacLaurin Hall. This was a memorial to Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin.

MacLaurin

MacLaurin's coat of arms - a galley with oars and sails - above his image on the stained glass window.

A plaque commemorating MacLaurin outside the other entrance to the Hall.

A plaque commemorating MacLaurin outside MacLaurin Hall.

Sir William Montagu Manning KCMG

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

Bust of Sir William Montagu Manning KCMG

Sir William Montagu Manning's bust in the Great Hall by French sculptor Emile Leysalle was paid for by public subscription and unveiled on 6 April 1895.

Sir William Montagu Manning - coat of arms

Manning's coat of arms (centre) above the South Vestibule entrance - with his initials "WM" carved on the left and "M" on the right.

The Hon Sir Arthur Renwick

The Hon Sir Arthur Renwick was a Fellow of Senate from 1877 to 1908. He was elected Vice-Chancellor by Senate from 1889 to 1891, 1900 to 1902 and 1906 to 1908.

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Bust of Sir Arthur Renwick

The bust of the Hon Sir Arthur Renwick, by Achille Simonetti and presented to the University in 1912 by Lady (Elizabeth) Renwick, in the Great Hall.

Sir William Charles Windeyer

The first University of Sydney graduate to become a Fellow of Senate, Sir William Charles Windeyer was a Fellow from 1866 to 1897. He was elected Vice-Chancellor by and from the Fellows 1883–1887 and Chancellor 1895–1897.

Sir William Charles Windeyer

Sir William Charles Windeyer's coat of arms in the old Fisher Library (now MacLaurin Hall).

The Rev John Woolley

The Rev John Woolley was a Fellow of Senate from 1861 to 1866.

The Rev John Woolley - coat of arms

From left: Professor Woolley's coat of arms above the North Vestibule front doorway, his initials and the arms of his wife's family (Turner).


Woolley's coat of arms also appears on the North Vestibule stained glass window.