Catalogue Number: 185
Miss Jean S Colledge PSM, Founder of the NVRI and Board Member and Secretary 1972 - 1994
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1990
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 'Miss Jean S Colledge PSM Founder of the NVRI and Board Member and Secretary 1972 - 1994'
Historical Significance: David Cockburn, a Melbourne optometrist and member of the Victorian College of Optometry, lead a fund raising appeal in 1967 to 1971, that was authorised by the Council of the Victorian College of Optometry. The appeal was directed to Australian optometrists and others to obtain sufficient funds to build a national clinical research unit. He was supported by Barry Cole and Jean Colledge in the fund raising campaign. The fund raising was successful and the National Vision Research Institute of Australia was established in 1972.
How Acquired: Donated by Lions International
Condition: Very good
Location: Entrance to NVRI