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A memorial bust by John Dowie commemorates Hubert Edwin Whitfeld (1875-1939), university vice-chancellor. 

When the University of Western Australia was established in 1913, Whitfield was appointed foundation professor of mining and engineering. By the University of Western Australia's process of rotation, Whitfeld was vice-chancellor in 1913-15 and 1925-27. In 1927 Whitfeld was appointed first permanent vice-chancellor and was to hold that office until his death. Under his direction, in the early 1930s the university moved to its site by the Swan River at Crawley.

Location

Address:Stirling Highway, University of WA, Whitfield Court, Crawley, 6009
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.975894
Long: 115.818042
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education
Monument Designer:John Dowie
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1965
Front Inscription
Hubert Edwin Whitfield
1875-1939
First Vice-Chancellor

John Stuart Dowie Professor Hubert Edwin Whitfield, 1964, bronze
The University of Western Australia Art Collection
Gift of Convocation

 
Source: ADB
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