The bronze version of the arms was subsequently placed in the new ANU Council Room (Mills Room) where it remains to this day in front of the Chair position.
It is about 300mm high and in my opinion is a far better proportioned arms than the original. The bronze casting was made by a firm in Sydney as we had no such facilities in Canberra. I forget their name unfortunately as they did a wonderful job in translating my design.
The arms were fixed onto the front of a loose box which fitted under the Council table in front of the Vice Chancellor’s seat.
It could easily pulled out on the carpet and served as a slide projector table for a consultant to show slides and explain from a central position . Advanced technology has virtually made this unit superfluous, but it still serves as the focal point for the room.
The rather wild grain of the black bean framing came a bit as a surprise in the photograph but fortunately it doesn’t look quite so dominant in reality.