Catalogue Number: 970
Report of the First Annual Meeting of the Australian College of Optometry published in the Australian Journal of Optometry Vol XXIV No 5 May 30 1941.
Sub-Category: Annual report
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1941
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney
Publisher/Manufacturer: Institute of Optometrists of new South Wales
Description Of Item: Printed paper covers, pages 194-240 of Vol 24 (5) 1941 of the Australasian Journal of Optometry, centre stapled, containing on pages 219-236 (interspersed with advertising pages) a full report of the proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Australian College of Optometry held on April 22 1941.
Historical Significance: Five pages record the address of the Chairman Ernest Jabara, which the rapporteur records took an hour and five minutes to present and was attended to with flattering interest and greeted with loud and spontaneous outburst of applause. It records the election of HS Latimer, EH Jabara, J Cumberland, CW Kett and R Hogan as councillors and the non-election of W Owens and C Wayman (a contested election!) and that M Challen did not seek re-election. The Chairman's address covers the history of Registration and the foundation of the College in 1940 and the philosophy that Jabara saw as underpinning the optometry course offered by the College. See Cat Nos 956, 957, 970. 971 and 1712 for other holdings of Australian College of Optometry and National Vision Research Institute Annual Reports. See also Cat no 938 Transcript of an address given by Ernest Jabara to the first AGM of the Australian College of Optometry and Cat No 956 The annual reports of the College, 1945 to 1999.
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 2