Handbook: Australian/International Optometric Congress

Catalogue Number: 2627
Handbook: Australian/International Optometric Congress
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Brochure/pamphlet/leaflet (optometry)
Association: Australian Optometrical Association
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1974
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian Optometrical Association
Description Of Item: Pictorial colour printed paper wrappers, 255 x 185 mm, staple binding, 42 pages.
Historical Significance: The national Australian Optometrical Association ran a number of very successful national conferences of which this is an early one. It was a four day conference held at the Southern Cross Hotel in Collins Street. Arthur Ley was the President at the time and Damien P Smith was the Executive Director. There were overseas speakers including Henry Hofstetter from Indiana University, Alfred A Rosenbloom President of the Illinois College of Optometry, Harold Bailey Director of the American Optometric Association and David Pickwell from the University of Bradford. Local speakers included Jack Alexander, George Amigo, Ian Bailey, Barry Clark, David Cockburn, Barry Cole, Barry Collin, Leon Garner, Donald Ezekiel, Wolf Gartner, Brien Holden, John Nathan, Charles McMonnies, Damien Smith and Rod Watkins, most of whom would dominate the academic landscape for the next two decades.
How Acquired: Donated by William Cooper, former member and councillor of the Australian College of Optometry
Date Acquired: April 2015
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6

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