Rob Robertson-Cuninghame

Pastoralist, Deceased Person

1924 – 2010

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Who was Rob Robertson-Cuninghame?

Robert Clarence Robertson-Cuninghame AO, Australian pastoralist and academic, was the fourth Chancellor of the University of New England from 1981 until 1993.

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.

Dr 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 of $5,500 for honours students, which has also been named after the former Chancellor.

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Born
May 31, 1924
Also known as
  • Robert Clarence Robertson-Cuninghame
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Oxford
Died
Sep 10, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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