Student protester to honorary doctorate, actor Geoff Morrell's UOW journey

Kate McIlwain
Updated April 17 2024 - 3:32pm, first published 2:13pm
Actor and artist Geoff Morrell has received an honorary Doctor of Letters from UOW, where he studied in the late 1970s and protested the creation of the duck pond. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Actor and artist Geoff Morrell has received an honorary Doctor of Letters from UOW, where he studied in the late 1970s and protested the creation of the duck pond. Picture by Sylvia Liber

If Geoff Morrell had his way in the late 1970s, the University of Wollongong's famous duck pond wouldn't exist today.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

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For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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