Catalogue Number: 2791
Group photograph of the Executive Officers and Delegates to the Australasian Optometrical Association Congress held in Brisbane, August 1st to 5th, 1921
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Photographer: Fogan Brisbane
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1921
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Brisbane
Publisher/Manufacturer: Fogan Brisbane
Description Of Item: Digital image, 4500 x 3561, 600 dpi, 45 Mb, of a group photograph of the Executive Officers and Delegates to the Australasian Optometrical Association Congress held in Brisbane, August 1st to 5th, 1921. Those pictured are: Standing L to R - W. Ogilvy (NSW), W. G. Kett (NSW), C, Gamin (Qld), J. K. Cumberland Secretary AOA (Vic), F. T. Wright (SA), W. J. Wenborn (NSW), F Crosier (Qld); Sitting L to R - R. S Padman (Tas), H. K Wendt, ex-President AOA (SA), Col. J. P. Fry President AOA, (Qld) and H. S, Bell (Vic). The photograph is mounted on the original slip on which are the words, 'Executive Officers and Delegates to the Australasian Optometrical Association / Congress held in Brisbane, August 1st to 5th' above the photograph and below are the names of the persons pictured as above and the name of the photographer 'Fogan, Brisbane'.
Historical Significance: The photograph is held by Optometry Queensland and Northern Territory. This congress was the fourth national conference of the Australasian Optometrical Association that had been agreed upon in 1918 at the first conference in Melbourne. The photograph includes a number of the leading figures in the profession, notably, William George Kett from NSW, Frederick T Wright from South Australia who was the father of Charles Wright, the official historian of the profession for many years, Wilfred J Wenborn from NSW, R Stewart Padman from Tasmania, father of Eric Padman who as national president led the profession in its first battle over national health insurance and established a proper executive structure for the AOA and Howard S Bell from Victoria. This conference was noteworthy for its adoption of a code of ethics for the new Association that covered duty to the profession and the public, duties to patients, duty to fellow optometrists and kindred professions, dispensing prescriptions and four clauses in Article V dealing with not canvassing, dignified advertising, no advertising of fees and prices, and prohibition of advertising 'free examination'.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Queensland and Northern Territory
Date Acquired: Jan 2016
Condition: The slip has some edge damage.
Location: Archive computer iPhoto