Graduations

Esquires Bedell

Senate has resolved that the "Esquire Bedell shall attend on the Chancellor or the Deputy Chancellor on public academic occasions and shall consult with the Vice-Chancellor on the ceremonial procedure suitable for such occasion." (page 319, 1967 Calendar)

In February 2009, Senate resolved that the President of the Alumni Council be authorised to nominate a member of the Council or other eminent alumnus to act as Esquire Bedell.


The current Esquire Bedell

Bohdan Bilinksy

2009 Bohdan Bilinsky 

   


Previous Esquires Bedell

 William Charles Windeyer

 

1856 William Charles Windeyer (1834 - 1897)
Photo, University of Sydney Archives
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1866 John Kinlock
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1897 John Mitchell Purves (1847 - 1915)
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Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Allwright Massie

1916 Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Allwright Massie, DSO (1890 - 1966)
Photo from the Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 1940, NLA Newspapers 
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1947 vacant

 Lieutenant-General Sir Iven Geffard Mackay

1950 Lieutenant-General Sir Iven Geffard Mackay, KBE CMG DSO (with bar) VD (1882 - 1966)
Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives
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  1967 vacant
 The Hon Frederick (Fred) Meares Osborne

1968 The Hon Frederick (Fred) Meares Osborne, DSC and Bar, VRD (1909 - 1996)
Photo, University of Sydney Archives
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1989 vacant

 Neville Webb

 

1991 Dr Neville Webb, President, Standing Committee of Convocation (following a Senate resolution in April 1991 to invite the holder of the office of President of the Standing Committee of Convocation to be appointed as Esquire Bedell)
Photo, University of Sydney Archives

 

1994 Dr Charles Latimer, President, Standing Committee of Convocation

 

1997 Mr George Symons, President, Standing Committee of Convocation

 

2000 Mrs Helga Pettitt, President, Standing Committee of Convocation

 

2002 Dr Michael Thomas, President, Standing Committee of Convocation

Dr Barry Catchlove 

2006 Dr Barry Catchlove, President, Alumni Council