Honorary awards

Henry Stafford, Baron Northcote of Exeter

The degree of Master of Arts* was conferred ad eundem gradum upon Governor-General Henry Stafford, Baron Northcote of Exeter, by the Chancellor Sir Normand MacLaurin at a ceremony held in the Great Hall on Wednesday 11 April 1906.

* As there was no provision in the University Act until 1952 for conferring of honorary degrees by the University of Sydney, the University awarded a number of degrees 'ad eundem gradum' - mostly Doctor of Laws - as a mark of special honour. Those who received this award included members of the Royal Family, Governors-General, distinguished soldiers and leaders of industry.


Henry Stafford, Baron Northcote of Exeter

photo, The Sydney Mail, 18 April 1906, Google News Archive