David M Cockburn, Founder of the NVRI and its Founding Chairman

Catalogue Number: 184
David M Cockburn, Founder of the NVRI and its Founding Chairman
Category: Photographs
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 'Dr David M Cockburn OAM Founder of the NVRI, Chairman of the Board 1972 - 1989
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. See Cockburn's profile Clin Exp Optom 2003; 86: 1: 57-62 and on this web site under People who made history.
How Acquired: Donated by Lions International
Condition: Very good
Location: Entrance to NVRI

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