Catalogue Number: 2786
First Opticians Registration Board, Queensland 1917
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1917
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Brisbane
Description Of Item: Digital image, 5812 x 4343, 11.1 Mb, of a sepia photograph of the first Opticians Registration Board of Queensland, 1917, signed at bottom right by the photographer 'Poulsen / Brisbane'. The people pictured are: L-R: R.James, A.P.Greenfield (Chairman), J.S.Guilfoy, J.McLeod, C.S.Fraser, H.F.Smith (Hon Registrar).
Historical Significance: The original photograph is held by Optometry Queensland and Northern Territory.Legislation for the registration of optometrists and the regulation of the practice of optometry was passed in the Queensland State Parliament in 1917. This was the second optometry Act to be passed in Australia, the first being in Tasmania in 1913.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Queensland and Northern Territory
Date Acquired: Jan 2016
Location: Archive computer iPhoto