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Bronze sculpture erected by colleagues, students and friends commemorates Sydney Dattilo Rubbo (1911-1969), professor of microbiology. 

Rubbo was senior lecturer in bacteriology at the University of Melbourne 1937-44. During this time he also did a medical course, where he was both lecturer and class-mate of the graduands of 1943. From 1945-1969 he was Professor of Bacteriology, and he was Dean of Science 1955-1956.


Address:Grattan Street, University of Melbourne, Courtyard near Microbiology and Immunology Building, Parkville, 3052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.79868
Long: 144.95903
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Norma Redpath


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1974
Front Inscription

This sculpture capital is dedicated to the mortal and immortal in man, inspired by the unique personality of Sydney Dattilo Rubbo, Professor of Microbiology in the University of Melbourne from 1945 to 1969.

His interests were varied, spanning the sciences, the humanities, and the arts, and his enthusiasm was an inspiration to all.  This monument is presented to the University by his colleagues, student and friends whose lives were enriched by their association with him.

Back Inscription

Sydney Dattilo Rubbo 
1911 - 1969

Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica Italiana

E.Sc. (Syd), M.D., B.S. (Melb), Ph. D. (Lond), D.Sc. (Lond)
Dip. Bact. (Lond), M.P.S. (Syd), M.C.P.A.

Source: MA,ADB
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