Fellows of Senate

All Chancellors

Updated 5 February 2013


Chancellor

Belinda Jane Hutchinson AM  

Belinda Jane Hutchinson AM
BEc Sydney, FCA
Photo by Ted Sealey,
copyright University of Sydney
Chancellor: 4 February 2013 -

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Previous Chancellors

Edward William Terrick Hamilton 

Edward William Terrick Hamilton (1809 - 1898)
Portrait (c.1860), unknown artist after George Richmond, conte pencil on paper, gift of the Hamilton Family 1850, (University Art Collection, reproduced with the permission of the University of Sydney)
MA Camb
Fellow of Senate: 1850 - 1854
Chancellor (Provost): 1851 - 1854

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 Sir Charles Nicholson

Sir Charles Nicholson Bt (1808 - 1903)
MD Edin HonDCL Oxf HonLLD Camb
Fellow of Senate: 1850 - 1883
Vice-Chancellor (Vice-Provost): 1851 - 1853
Chancellor (Provost): 1854 - 1862

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 The Hon Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether


The Hon Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether
(1811 – 1899)
Portrait 1878, unknown artist, oil on canvas, commissioned by public subscription, (University Art Collection, reproduced with the permission of the University of Sydney)
BA Camb
Fellow of Senate: 1850 - 1875
Vice-Chancellor (Vice-Provost): 1854 - 1862
Chancellor: 1862 - 1865

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 Sir Edward Deas-Thomson


Sir Edward Deas-Thomson KCMG CB
(1800 – 1879)
Fellow of Senate: 1850 - 1879
Vice-Chancellor: 1863 - 1865
Chancellor: 1865 - 1878

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 Sir William Montagu Manning


Sir William Montagu Manning KCMG
(1811 - 1895)
LLD UCL
Fellow of Senate: 1861 - 1895
Chancellor: 1878 - 1895

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 Sir William Charles Windeyer


Sir William Charles Windeyer
(1834 - 1897)
MA Sydney HonLLD Camb
Fellow of Senate: 1866 - 1897
Vice-Chancellor: 1883 - 1886
Chancellor: 1895 - 1896

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Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin 

Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin (1835 - 1914)
MA LLD StAnd MD LLD Edin
Fellow of Senate: 1883 - 1914
Vice-Chancellor: 1887 - 1889, 1895 - 1896
Chancellor: 1896 - 1914

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 The Hon Sir William Portus Cullen


The Hon Sir William Portus Cullen KCMG
(1855 - 1935)
MA LLD Sydney
Fellow of Senate: 1896 - 1934
Vice-Chancellor: 1909 - 1911
Chancellor: 1914 - 1934

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 Sir Mungo William MacCallum


Sir Mungo William MacCallum KCSG
(1854 – 1942)
MA Glas LLD Sydney HonDLitt Oxf
Fellow of Senate: 1898 - 1914, 1916 - 1936
Vice-Chancellor: 1924 - 1928
Deputy Chancellor: 1928 - 1934
Chancellor: 1934 - 1936

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 Sir Percival Halse Rogers


Sir Percival Halse Rogers KBE
(1883 – 1945)
BA Sydney BCL Oxf
Fellow of Senate: 1929 - 1941
Deputy Chancellor: 1934 - 1936
Chancellor: 1936 - 1941

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 Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn


Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn KCMG OBE
(1874 – 1972)
BA Adel MD ChM Sydney HonDLitt UNE & Sydney HonDSc Tas, NSW & Qld HonLLD Melb & WAust, FRCP FRSM FRACP HonFRCPEd
Fellow of Senate: 1919 - 1964
Deputy Chancellor: 1939 - 1941
Chancellor: 1941 - 1964

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Sir Charles George McDonald

Sir Charles George McDonald KCMG KSG (1892 – 1970)
MB ChM Sydney, FRCP FRACP
Fellow of Senate: 1942 - 1970
Deputy Chancellor: 1953
Chancellor: 1964 - 1969

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 Sir Hermann David Black


Sir Hermann David Black AC
(1904 – 1990)
MEc DUniv Sydney HonDLitt N'cle(NSW) DUniv UNE, FCIS FASA
Fellow of Senate: 1949 - 1990
Deputy Chancellor: 1969 - 1970
Chancellor: 1970 - 1990

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 Sir  James Anthony Rowland


Air Marshal Sir  James Anthony Rowland AC KBE DFC AFC KStJ
(1922 – 1999)
BE HonDEng Sydney, FRAeS CEng FIEAust
Fellow of Senate: 1990 - 1991
Chancellor: 1990 - 1991

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 Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer


Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Judith Kramer AC DBE
(1924-    )
BA Melb MA Sydney DPhil Oxf HonDLitt Tas HonLLD Melb & ANU HonDLitt Qld & NSW DUniv GUPS St Petersburg, FACE
Fellow of Senate: 1969 - 1974, 1989 - 2001
Deputy Chancellor: 1989 - 1991
Chancellor: 1991 - 2001

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 The Hon Kim Santow


The Hon G F Kim Santow AO
(1941 - 2008)
BA LLM Sydney
Fellow of Senate: 2001 - 2007
Chancellor: 2001 - 2007

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Her Excellency Professor Marie Roslyn Bashir AC

Her Excellency Professor Marie Roslyn Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW
MB BS HonMD Sydney, FRANZCP
Chancellor: 2007 - 2012

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Biographical notes

The biographical notes on the Chancellors contain information derived from a variety of sources including:

  • Australia’s First: A History of the University of Sydney
  • University News
  • University of Sydney Archives
  • Lawlink NSW: Law and History