Artist Sir William Dargie and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Ward, unveiling the Vice-Chancellor's portrait

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Banner image: Unveiling of Vice-Chancellor John Ward's Portrait in the Great Hall (1985), [REF-00003007]. University of Sydney Archives, accessed 20/11/2023,