Item 1 - Letters from Ruth Carington-Smith

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Letters from Ruth Carington-Smith


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2 letters

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Sir George Cartland was the deputy governor of Uganda between 1961and 1962 and was heavily involved with the development of educational institutions within Africa. After retiring from his post in the Ugandan Government, he took up senior university roles in the UK and Australia including registrar of the University of Birmingham and vice-chancellor of the University of Tasmania. In 1968 he moved to Tasmania to take up the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania. He stayed in the role for 10 years and was awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws for his services to the University of Tasmania. His services were in demand by the Tasmanian government where he was chair of the South-West National Park Advisory Committee, undertook a review of library and archives legislation in 1977 and a thorough review of Tasmanian government administration between 1979 and 1981. For more information see:

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Ruth Tait Carington-Smith (nee Walker) married Jack Carington Smith (1908-1972), artist and teacher, at St John's Anglican Church, Darlinghurst on the 28 September 1934. See

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Letter from Ruth Carington-Smith to Sir George Cartland about the subject of 2 paintings by her husband, Jack Carington-Smlth, and
purchased by Sir George Cartland. Also a copy of Sir George Cartland's reply to Ruth Carington-Smith.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections - ENTER COLLECTION & REFERENCE NUMBER]”

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HE Dec-17




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