Catalogue Number: 2764
Two photographs of optometry students of the Victorian College of Optometry playing football
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Photographer: Donald Mitchell
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1961 or 1962
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Two black and white photographs, digital format only, A 522 Kb 1764 x 1764, B 463 Kb, 1759 x 1756, of optometry students of the Victorian College of Optometry playing football on Princes Park, Carlton in 1961 or 1962.
Historical Significance: This was a lively group of students, a remarkable number of whom had stellar careers in academia or in the profession. Among them were those who were the first to complete the then new optometry course of the University of Melbourne leading to the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science. In Photo B, the recognisable people are from the left: Brian Brown (1964, Research leader and Professor at QUT and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Graham Hill (1964, President of the Australian College of Optometry 1991-2003, oam), Anthony (Tony) Adams (1962, Dean and Professor of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley, winner of the HB Collin Research Medal), Anne Turnbull (1964, optometrist in Shepparton), John Pettit (1964, optometrist Geelong), Leon Garner (1964, Foundation Professor of Optometry at the University of Auckland, Order of Merit, New Zealand), Ian Bailey (1962, Professor of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley, inventor of the LogMAR chart and renowned expert in low vision), Peter Dwyer (1965, prominent in legislative regulation of optometry and founding chairman of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand, OAM), Ross Both ( 1964, optometrist in Horsham), Brian Carney (1965, optometrist in Bendigo), Robert Loutit (1966, Optometrist in Hastings), Geoff Hardy-Smith, Frank Keogh (1963, optometrist in Broadmeadows). In Photo A Tony Adams is pictured dressed in oversize overalls seemingly intent on kicking a goal with Frank Keogh and Brien Holden (?) in the background.
How Acquired: Donated by Donald Mitchell, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Date Acquired: Dec 2015
Location: Archive computer iPhoto