Honorary awards

Gallery 1952

A number of honorary degrees were conferred on 29 August 1952 as part of the University's Centenary celebrations.


Some recipients

Some of the honorary degree recipients, including the Right Honourable William Morris Hughes (left), Martin McIlrath, Lieutenant-General Sir Iven Giffard Mackay, The Right Honourable Robert Gordon Menzies, The Right Honourable Sir George Edward Rich and The Honourable Kenneth Whistler Street, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Robert Stevenson Aitken

The Chairman of the Professorial Board Professor A D Trendall (on left) presenting Robert Stevenson Aitken to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Sir Edward Victor Appleton

The Chairman of the Professorial Board Professor A D Trendall (on left) presenting Sir Edward Victor Appleton to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Honourable John Joseph Cahill
The Honourable John Joseph Cahill

The Hon John Joseph Cahill being presented to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon LLD, Sydney Morning Herald photos, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft

The Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor S H Roberts (on left) presenting Sir John Douglas Cockcroft to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Right Honourable Herbert Vere Evatt
The Right Honourable Herbert Vere Evatt

The Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor S H Roberts (on left) presenting the Right Honourable Herbert Vere Evatt to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photos, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Norman McAlister Gregg

Norman McAlister Gregg being presented to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Honourable Robert James Heffron
The Honourable Robert James Heffron

The Chairman of the Professorial Board Professor A D Trendall (on left) presenting the Honourable Robert James Heffron to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DLitt, Sydney Morning Herald photos, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Emeritus Professor Ernest Rudolph Holme

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts Professor R B Farrell (second from left) presenting Emeritus Professor Ernest Rudolph Holme to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DLitt, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Right Honourable William Morris Hughes
The Right Honourable William Morris Hughes

The Right Honourable William Morris Hughes being presented to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon LLD, Sydney Morning Herald photos, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Essington Lewis

The Dean of the Faculty of Science Professor T G Room (on left) presenting Essington Lewis to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Sir Douglas Mawson

The Dean of the Faculty of Science Professor T G Room (on left) presenting Sir Douglas Mawson to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

His Excellency The Right Honourable Sir William John McKell

The Deputy Chancellor the Hon Mr Justice E D Roper (on left) presenting His Excellency The Right Honourable Sir William John McKell to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon LLD, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Martin McIlrath

The Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor S H Roberts presenting Martin McIlrath to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for an Hon LLD, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Right Honourable Robert Gordon Menzies

The Dean of the Faculty of Law Professor K O Shatwell (on left) presenting the Right Honourable Robert Gordon Menzies to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon LLD, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Right Honourable Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page

The Dean of the Faculty of Science Professor T G Room (on left) presenting the Right Honourable Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Right Honourable Sir George Edward Rich

The Dean of the Faculty of Law Professor K O Shatwell (second from left) presenting the Right Honourable Sir George Edward Rich to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon LLD, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

The Honourable Kenneth Whistler Street

The Dean of the Faculty of Law Professor K O Shatwell (second from left) presenting the Honourable Kenneth Whistler Street to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon LLD, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

Academic procession
Academic procession
Academic procession

The academic procession leaving the Great Hall, photo, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 August 1952, National Library of Australia.

Academic procession

The academic procession leaving the Great Hall, Sydney Morning Herald photos, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.

After the ceremony

The Honourable Robert James Heffron on the left and the Honourable John Joseph Cahill on the right, (Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives).