Rob Robertson-Cuninghame

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Rob Robertson-Cuninghame
AO
4th Chancellor of the
University of New England
In office
1981–1993
Preceded by Sir Frank Kitto
Succeeded by Pat O'Shane
Personal details
Born (1924-05-31)31 May 1924
Died 10 September 2010(2010-09-10) (aged 86)
Alma mater

Robert Clarence Robertson-Cuninghame, AO (31 May 1924 – 10 September 2010[1][2]), an Australian pastoralist and academic, was the fourth Chancellor of the University of New England, serving between 1981 and 1993.[3]

Biography[edit]

A descendant of Frederick Robert White, the builder of Booloominbah, Robertson-Cuninghame was educated at The Armidale School and the University of Sydney where he studied a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, before winning a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford in 1949.[4]

Robertson-Cuninghame served as patron to the UNE Union, who in 2003 named the central cafeteria Dr Rob's in his honour. Today, the university also offers the Robertson-Cuninghame Honours Scholarship for honours students, which has also been named after the former Chancellor.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robertson-Cuninghame, Robert, Clarence (1924 - )". Unlocking Regiomal Memory. The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "UNE Chancellor farewells ‘giant of a man’". Armidale Express. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Governance". Alumni Relations. University of New England. Retrieved 10 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Sydney Alumni Rhodes Scholars list". Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars. University of Sydney. Retrieved 10 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Robertson-Cuninghame Honours Scholarship". The University of New England. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Frank Kitto
Chancellor of the University of New England
1981–1993
Succeeded by
Pat O'Shane