Past leaders of the optometry profession in Victoria Second half 20th C

Catalogue Number: 1193
Past leaders of the optometry profession in Victoria Second half 20th C
Category: Photographs
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2008
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Peter Dwyer
Description Of Item: Colour photograph,15.2 cm W x 11.2 cm H of former officers of the Victorian College of Optometry and the Optometrists Association. Handwritten on back 'Optogenarians 6/5/2008'. Those pictured are from left: John Barrett, Peter Dwyer OAM, Emeritus Professor Barry Collin AM, Graham Hill, Clif Egar, Dawn Odgers, Bruce Besley, John Pettit, William Cooper (kneeling), Margaret Banks OAM, Dr John Nathan, Emeritus Professor Leon Garner, Dr Alan Issacs, Emeritus Professor Barry Cole AO, John Strachan
Historical Significance: This group of retired Victorian optometrists all played active roles in the OAA, the Victorian College of Optometry or in academic optometry in the period 1950 to 2000. They met for lunch once a year from 2005. The photograph was taken in May 2009. The group has become known as the gerioptics.
How Acquired: Donated by William Cooper
Date Acquired: May 2009
Condition: Good but not a good photograph because of lack of good focus
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 2

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