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Robertson-Cuninghame, Robert, Clarence (1924 - )

AO, BscAgr(Syd), DPhil(Oxf)
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Born: 31 May 1924

Educated at The Armidale School, Sydney University and Oxford University, Robertson-Cuninghame was a NSW Rhodes Scholar. He was Deputy Chancellor at the University of New England from 1971-81 and was then appointed Chancellor, from which position he retired in 1993.

From 1943 to 1945 he served in the AIF in Western Australia and the RAAF. From 1952 he was a grazier at Emmaville in New England on the family property, Strachan. He became involved in graziers' organisations and in extension courses for graziers from the University of New England. He helped organise annual schools in pasture and livestock management.

He married Patricia Cotton in 1956 and they had three daughters.

His great grandfather, Frederick Robert White, built Booloominbah, the historic house which stands in the grounds of the University of New England. His mother was born in the 'Blue Room' of Booloominbah.

[Brief Biography compiled by Robin Hammond, January/February 2004]

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Created: 26 June 2002
Modified: 7 November 2005

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
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Updated: 23 February 2010

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