History of Australian optometry

Catalogue Number: 2291
History of Australian optometry
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: WRIGHT Charles
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1988
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian Optometrical Association
Description Of Item: Original illustrated dust wrapper, original black cloth, 305 x 225 mm, 245 pages, coloured and black and white illustrations. Another copy #834 is held in Hewett Collection.
Historical Significance: Charles Wright (1912-2003) was a South Australian optometrist with a great interest in history. He was the official historian of the Australian Optometrists Association and wrote this book on the history of the optometry in Australia that was published by the Association. It is an invaluable source of historical information. Wright was also active in community affairs and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1977. His obituary is Charles Wright AM Clin Exp Optom 2003; 86: 413. Picture is his portrait by Robert Hannaford held by the Federal Office of the OAA
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Sep 2013
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors

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