Honorary awards

The Honourable Robert Reginald Downing

The Honourable Robert Reginald Downing was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at the Conferring of Degrees Ceremony on 3 June 1972.

He was Attorney-General and Vice-President of the Executive Council in NSW from 1956 to 1965; Minister of Justice from 1956 to 1960; Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council from 1965 and Fellow of the Senate of the University from 1949 to 1967.