Honorary awards

Gallery 1953 - 1999

The following photos are of some of the conferrals of honorary awards during the following years:
1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s.


In the 1950s

Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius, architect and founder of the Bauhaus movement, received the award of the honorary degree of Doctor of Science on 12 May 1954. He is pictured here with Vice-Chancellor Sir Stephen Roberts on the left and Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn on the right, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

In the 1960s

Sir Roden Cutler

The degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) was conferred on His Excellency Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, VC KCMG CBE KStJ, Governor of NSW on 5 April 1967, photo G3_224_1171_3, University Archives.

Stephen Roberts

Emeritus Professor Sir Stephen Henry Roberts CMG, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) and Chancellor Sir Charles George McDonald KCMG KSG, 1968, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives. The honorary degree was conferred at a special meeting of the Senate held in the Great Hall on 25 January 1968.

Margaret Alison Telfer

Margaret Telfer, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), 1969, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

In the 1970s

Professor James Johnston Auchmuty

Chancellor Sir Hermann Black with Professor James Johnston Auchmuty, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), 1974, photo, courtesy Cultural Collections, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle.

Charles Findlay Bentley

Chancellor Sir Hermann Black with Charles Findlay Bentley, Master of Arts (honoris causa), 1974, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Sidney Nolan

Sidney Robert Nolan, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), with Chancellor Sir Hermann Black, 1977, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Arthur John Birch and John Warcup Cornforth

Chancellor Sir Hermann Black with Arthur John Birch and John Warcup Cornforth, Doctor of Science (honoris causa), 1977, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Andrew Delbridge Osborn

Chancellor Sir Hermann Black with Andrew Delbridge Osborn, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), 1978, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

In the 1980s

Zelman Cowen

Zelman Cowen, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) and Chancellor Sir Hermann Black, 1980, photos, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Professor Sir Bruce Williams

Chancellor Sir Hermann Black with Professor Sir Bruce Williams, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), 1982, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Sir James Rowland

As Governor of NSW, Sir James Rowland (third from right) was Visitor of the University from 1981 to 1989, photo, University Archives. Here he is wearing the academic dress for the Doctor of Engineering (honoris causa) which was conferred on him by the University in 1983.

Dr Geoffrey Lance McDonald, Professor Henry Harris and Dr Stanley Goulston

Dr Geoffrey Lance McDonald, Professor Henry Harris and Dr Stanley Goulston each received the honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine at the Faculty's centenary graduation on 25 August 1983, photo G77_2_0597, University of Sydney Archives.

Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland, Doctor of Music (honoris causa), with Chancellor Sir Hermann Black, 1984, photos, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Harrison Bryan

Neil Radford with Harrison Bryan (University Librarian 1963-80), Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), 1987, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Library.

Sir Hermann Black

Sir Hermann Black, Doctor of the University, with Deputy Chancellor Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer, 1989, photos, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

In the 1990s

Dr Ivan Cher

Dr Ivan Cher, Honorary Fellow of the University, 12 June 1990, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Mary Sylvester McLelland

Professor Stuart Rees with Miss Mary Sylvester McLelland, Doctor of Social Work (honoris causa), 12 June 1990, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Emeritus Professor Keith Oliver Campbell

Emeritus Professor Keith Oliver Campbell, Doctor of Science in Agriculture (honoris causa), and Chancellor Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer, 1993, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Mrs Barbara Selby & The Hon David Mayer Selby

Mrs Barbara Selby and former Deputy Chancellor the Hon Mr Justice David Mayer Selby (1971 - 1986), after the conferring of the title of Honorary Fellow and the honorary degree of Doctor of the University respectively in 1991, photo reproduced with the kind permission of Mrs Alison Rosenberg.

Professor Richard Spencer Butler Gye

Professor Richard Gye on the conferral of his honorary Medical Doctorate in 1993, photo copyright University of Sydney.

Professor Michael Taylor

Emeritus Professor Michael Taylor, Doctor of the University, 1994, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

Keith Jennings

Keith Jennings after conferral of the award of Doctor of the University, 1994, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Archives.

James Wolfensohn

James David Wolfensohn, Doctor of Science in Economics (honoris causa) in 1997, photo, courtesy University Media Office.

Chief Justice Murray Gleeson

Chief Justice Murray Gleeson, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on 7 May 1999, photo, courtesy University Publications.

Professor Ross Parsons

Professor Ross Parsons receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Chancellor Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer and Dean of the Faculty of Law Professor Jeremy Webber, 12 October 1999, photo, courtesy Faculty of Law.

Clive James and Dame Leonie Kramer

Clive James, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, and Chancellor Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer on 29 October 1999, photo, courtesy University Publications.