Honorary awards

Dr Grace Cuthbert Browne

The honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine was conferred upon Dr Grace Cuthbert Browne by the Chancellor Sir Hermann Black AC at the 11.30am conferring of degrees ceremony held in the Great Hall on 8 February 1986.

Dr Grace Cuthbert Browne and the Chancellor Sir Hermann Black.

The Registrar Mr Keith Jennings, left, Dr Browne and the Chancellor, Sir Hermann Black, right. Seated to Sir Hermann's right is Mr Ron Mulock, Deputy Premier, who gave the Occasional Address at the ceremony, photo, 'The University of Sydney News', 18 February 1986, University Archives.


Dr Grace Cuthbert Browne, a 1924 medical graduate of the University of Sydney and the oldest surviving Resident Medical Officer of the Royal North Shore Hospital, is noted for her pioneering work to combat maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, one of the major problems in public health earlier this century. Programs she developed became models for Australia and achieved international recognition. Her efforts led to the development of free Baby Health Centres.

From 'The University of Sydney News', 18 February 1986