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Portrait of Sir John Winthrop Hackett
Portrait of Sir John Winthrop Hackett
William Dargie, The Hon. Sir John Winthrop Hackett KCMG Hon. LLD, c.1963
UWA was established largely due to the efforts of The Honourable Sir John Winthrop Hackett, who had a long-standing vision to provide Western Australia with a university. Proprietor and editor of the West Australian newspaper, he chaired a Royal Commission that recommended the establishment of a university. His bequest to the University of more than £425,000 was designated for a ceremonial hall, offices, student buildings, colleges, scholarships, salaries and future maintenance and developments of the University.

Oil on canvas, 74.4 x 61 cm,
The University of Western Australia Art Collection, University Senate Grant, 1963

Caption: Virginia Rowland
Photo: Victor France