In early May a loyal group of full time Civil Engineers and Surveyors who graduated from UNSW in 1962 celebrated their 60th anniversary with lunch at the UNSW Lounge. Our alumni were joined by the Dean of Engineering Professor Stephen Foster, whose father Doug had taught many of them, and CVEN surveying academic Dr Bruce Harvey.

The group have enjoyed interesting and varied careers. Over the course of their working lives, the alumni have seen and experienced so many changes – as Mal Dennet noted, ‘in surveying from simple theodolite, level, staff and chain to satellites and GPS; and in design from slide rule, drawing pens and T square to super-fast computers, design programs, CAD.’

The friends have been meeting every two to three years since graduation in 1962.  ‘I believe we are the only group from UNSW to have done this,’ says Tony Robinson, ‘Over the last few years we have met annually as we are ageing!’

It was great to see the guys back on campus!

L-R: Bruce Harvey, Ron Benjamin, Tom Crow, Bruce Christian, Mal Dennett, John Moran, Prof Stephen Foster Dean of UNSW Engineering, Ian Hope, Tony Robinson