Professor Sir Gustav Joseph Victor John Nossal
The honorary degree of Doctor of Science was awarded to Professor Sir Gustav Nossal at a special graduation ceremony held in the Great Hall on Saturday, 18 May 1985 to mark the Centenary of the Science Faculty.
Sir Gustav is Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Professor of Medical Biology at the University of Melbourne and one of the University's best known and most distinguished graduates.
Sir Gustav gave the Occasional Address at the second of the graduation ceremonies on the day, in which he appealed for government and public support for genetic research.
From 'The University of Sydney News', 4 June 1985