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ANU Honours Lord Florey

The Australian National University bestowed two honours on Lord Florey of Adelaide yesterday. In the morning about 800 people attended his installation as Chancellor of the ANU at a colourful ceremony at the Canberra Theatre.

Two hours later, at a lunchcon at the students’ residence, Garran Hall, three representatives of the student body awarded him an “Honorary Doctorate of Bush Week”.

The students, not to be outdone by the pomp and ceremony of the official installation, accompanied their honorary award with a Bush Week version of his usual academic paraphernalia — a hessian academic gown and a “bushie’s” mortarboard, with several corks dangling from the brim.

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Lord Florey accepted the students’ award graciously, and in doing so set his stamp of approval on their annual Bush Week celebrations, which got underway yesterday. Lord Florey who arrived in Canberra this week for a two-month visit, succeeds Sir John Cockcroft as Chancellor.

His installation, which was attended by student representatives, members of the University Council, Convocation, staff, representatives of the Canberra community, and other Australian universities, was per formed by the Pro-Chancellor of the ANU, Dr H. C. Coombs. Messages of greeting to Lord Florey were given at the ceremony by Senator Gorton, who • represented the Prime • Minister. Mr Holt; the Vice-Chancellor of the ANU, Pro fessor Sir Leonard Huxley; and the Chancellor of Sydney University. Sir Charles McDonald.[i]

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[i] 1966 ‘ANU honours Lord Florey.’, The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), 8 July, p. 1, viewed 24 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107880667


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