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Leslie Roy Werner, Councilor and former life member of the College

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Catalogue Number: 13
Leslie Roy Werner, Councilor and former life member of the College
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Oil painting
Artist: Hrycenko, Ludmilla
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne, Australia
Description Of Item: Framed oil painting of Leslie R C Werner.
Historical Significance: Roy Werner FSMC (1891-1990) was a principal of one of three major optometry practices in Melbourne in the first half of the 20th C. He was a foundation member of the College. He was one of the activitists in optometric educational advancement in the 1940s. He was a member of the first Registration Board and one of the Victorian Optical Association fellowship examiners prior to 1940. He was made an Honorary life member of the College 1960 when the new building in Cardigan Street was opened and a number of honorary life memberships were conferred to mark the occasion. The Werner practice in the city has long since closed but the name was continued in a practice in Toorak owned by Ray Spargo and subsequently by Helen Robbins. A profile of the Werner family can be found under the tab 'People who made history' on this web site.531 kb image in Museum iPhoto
How Acquired: Donated by Ivy Werner
Date Acquired: 1990
Condition: Excellent
Location: Council room

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