Catalogue Number: 186
Professor Barry L Cole AO, Founder of the NVRI, Board member 1972 - 1998
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Framed black and white photograph, glazed, silver frame 51 cm W x 69 cm H with the inscription 'Professor Barry L Cole AO Founder of the NVRI, Acting Director, Board member 1972 - '
Historical Significance: Professor Cole was the first full time lecturer in the Australian College of Optometry, taking up appointment in mid 1959. He became Director of Studies in 1964 and Director of the College in 1973, a position in which he continued until December 1998. He was appointed the foundation head of the Department of Optometry at the University of Melbourne in 1973 and appointed the foundation professor of optometry in 1978. He retired on March 31 1999. He founded the NVRI and was its Acting Director until a full-time Director was appointed. Proof photos of this photograph are labelled 186A and are stored in the Photo album 1 in the Archive Office south wall.
How Acquired: Donated by Lions International
Condition: Very good
Location: Entrance to NVRI