Catalogue Number: 2692
Constitution of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia (NVRI)
Sub-Category: Constitution, legal document
Institution: Australian (Victorian) College of Optometry
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1998
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian College of Optometry
Description Of Item: Constitution of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia (NVRI), 4 A4 sheets, 7 number pages being a by-law first adopted by the Council of the Victorian College of Optometry on November 22 1972 as amended as at 2 September 1998.
Historical Significance: The Victorian College of Optometry initiated 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. David Cockburn, Barry Cole and Jean Colledge lead the fund raising campaign. The fund raising was successful and the National Vision Research Institute of Australia was established in 1972 as an autonomous entity within the College. This version of the constitution still embodies the original concept of the autonomous entity .
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6