Catalogue Number: 1253
Speakers at the dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Victorian College of Optometry
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Photographer: Norman Wodetzki
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Norman Wodetzki
Description Of Item: Joined pair of colour photographs each 10.1 x 10.2 cm of most of the speakers at the 50th anniversary dinner of the Victorian College of Optometry. Stamp for the photographer on the back with code numbers for the photographs. An second copy of that illustrated is also included.
Historical Significance: The College was founded on December 29 1939 when its Memorandum and Articles of Association were signed by the founding members and its certificate of incorporation was signed on February 5 1940. Its 50th anniversary was celebrated by a gala dinner held in the Melbourne Conference Centre on May 23 1990. See report in the VCO annual report for 1990. The speakers included one graduate from each decade of the 50 years, the President and Mr Geoff Morris representing optometrists who qualified before the College was founded. From left to right: Mr Peter Dwyer OAM, Mr Bruce Besley, Ms Jennifer Maddocks, Professor Barry Cole AO, Dr David Cockburn OAM, Dr John Nathan, Dr Alan Johnston AM, Mr David Southgate.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 2