C. S. (Jim) Smith Caricatures Exhibition

This exhibition consists of 76 caricature sketches of university employees drawn by Charles Shuttleworth (Jim) Smith (1908 - 2001).

Mr Smith was an electrician/custodian at the university from the early 1950s until 1973. The sketches were all drawn before his retirement, so they generally consist of men who were employed at the university in the 1950s and 1960s.

The sketch of Terry Kennedy includes the remark "last opus of Jim Smith 1972", but it is unclear if this was indeed Smith's final sketch of the set, as none of the others are dated. The sketches mainly feature men who were employed in the various sections of the Property Department, but also include some who worked in the university administration. 

The sketches are framed and were originally on display in the Property Department, which later became known as Facilities Management. In 2011 the sketches were transferred to UNSW Archives by Facilities. 

C. S. (Jim) Smith (Courtesy Leonie Bedford)
C. S. (Jim) Smith (Courtesy Leonie Bedford)

Ted Andrews Electrician

Ted Andrews Electrician

Jock Arnot Cook

Jock Arnot Cook

Norm Arrowsmith (left) & Basil Noble Carpenters

Jack Atkinson Supervisor Gardeners

Sir Philip Baxter Vice-Chancellor

Joe Bennett Joiner, Carpenters Workshop

Lynton Thomas Bond (?) Assistant Bursar

Joe Bourke Bursar

Dick Colless Carpenter

Alfred Colwill Carpenter

Dr Frank Connors Chemical Engineering

Sam Cracknell Sports & Recreation Officer

Samuel Creasey Patrol

Ted Davis Bursar

Reginald Dawes Plumber

Ted Doakes Plumber Attached to Faculty of Applied Science

Ron Egginton Gardening - Engineering Services

Robert Fletcher Business Manager

Frank Gaskell Gardener

Sylvester Gent Leading Hand Electrician

Cyril Giles Foreman Electrician

William Gray Leading Hand Carpenter

Lenny Green Sign Writer

Alan Hambly Custodian, Science Theatre

Bill Hamilton Carpenter

Colin Hickey Electricians Assistant

Tony Jordan Leading Hand, Carpenters Workshop

Terry Kennedy Engineering Services

George King Spray Painter/ Patrol Attendant

Neville Kite Foreman Painter

Stanley Langdon Gardening

Luis ? Gardener

Godfrey Macauley Registrar

Jack McAlister Cleaning Staff

Ron Maloney Carpenter

Thomas Manly Gardener

Francis (Todd) Mealey Foreman Painter

Jim Meares Builders Laborer

Norman Morton Painter

Sir Rupert Myers Vice-Chancellor

Dr Max Napthali Student Health

Hunter Neilson Painter

Tom Nugent Plumber, Chemical Engineering

Dennis O'Connor Spray Painter Maintenance

Kevin O'Connor Plumber

Paul O'Connor Plumber

Laurie O'Neill Assistant Bursar

Bill Phillips Builders Laborer

Professor David Phillips Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Jack Powell Foreman Carpenter

Leslie Radford Electricians Assistant

Harry Reed Custodian

Arthur Rigg Plumber

Bill Russell Electrician

Claude Sedgman Plumber

Ronald Sedgman Foreman Electrician

Ralph Bernard Shaw Plumber

Roy Shepherd Preventive Maintenance Officer/ Foreman Plumber

Bill Shields Wood Machinist

Ron Soutar Carpenter

Max Storey Joiner

Joseph Talbot Foreman Plumber

Harry Thomas Builders Laborer

Ron Tingle Engineer

Unknown Carpenter

Harry Vallance Builders Laborer attached to Plumbers

Dirk van Dyke Architect's Office

Alan Watson Supervisor Maintenance

Arthur Watson Gardening Staff

Neil Wheeler Leading Hand Electrician

George Whelan Gardening

Bill Winter Clerk of Works

Jack Wright Foreman Carpenter

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