Graduations

Esquires Bedell gallery

The Esquire Bedell normally carries the Mace before the Chancellor in academic processions.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Allwright Massie - Esquire Bedell 1916-47
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Allwright Massie, DSO

Chancellor William Portus Cullen second from the left, Esquire Bedell Lieutenant-Colonel Massie centre and Vice-Chancellor Sir Mungo MacCallum far right, in the 1920s, photo, Hood Collection, Mitchell Pictures, State Library of NSW.

Preceeded by the Esquire Bedell, the Duke and the Deputy Chancellor leave the Great Hall

From left Esquire Bedell Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Allwright Massie, the Duke of York and Deputy Chancellor Mr Justice Street leave the Great Hall after the honorary degree was conferred upon the Duke in 1927, photo, 'Western Mail,' 28 April 1927, NLA Newspapers.

Lieutenant-Colonel Massie

Esquire Bedell Lieutenant-Colonel Massie heading the academic procession following the conferral of an honorary degree upon the Duke of Gloucester in 1934, photo, Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales, HA 3539.

Lieutenant-General Sir Iven Giffard Mackay, KBE CMG DSO - Esquire Bedell 1950-67
Lieut.-General Sir Iven MacKay
Lieut.-General Sir Iven MacKay

The newly appointed Esquire Bedell Lieut.-General Sir Iven MacKay precedes the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn and the Governor of New South Wales Lieutenant-General Sir John Northcott in the academic procession for the University's Centenary Commemoration ceremony, 6 October 1950, Sydney Morning Herald photos, copies held by the University Archives ... more.

Lieut.-General Sir Iven MacKay

The Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn and His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir William McKell at the rear of the academic procession to the Great Hall, 28 August 1952, preceded by Esquire Bedell Lieut.-General Sir Iven MacKay, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Hon Frederick (Fred) Meares Osborne, DSC and Bar, VRD - Esquire Bedell 1968-89
The Hon Frederick (Fred) Meares Osborne

Deputy Chancellor Justice Selby and Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce Williams, followed by Esquire Bedell the Hon Frederick (Fred) Meares Osborne and Chancellor Sir Hermann Black at the rear, 1968 - 89, photo, University Archives.

Dr Neville Webb - Esquire Bedell 1991-94
Neville Webb

Chancellor Sir James Rowland and Dr Neville Webb, 1991, photo, University Archives.

Bohdan Bilinsky - Esquire Bedell 2009 -
Bohdan Bilinsky

Bohdan Bilinsky carrying the Mace, photo, copyright Liz Cartwright