Catalogue Number: 2488
History of Australian optometry
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: WRIGHT Charles AM
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.
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. Another copy No. 2291 is held in Books of Historical Note.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: Oct 2014
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection