Catalogue Number: 2708
Collection of legal briefs to and opinions from counsel for the Opticians Registration Board of Victoria
Sub-Category: Optometry Registration Board papers
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1937 - 1955
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Collection of legal briefs to and opinions of counsel for the Opticians Registration Board of Victoria that are to do with various matters including canvassing door-to-door by optometrists, advertising, the suspension of an optometrist and the power of the Board to question how Government makes its decisions on appointments to the Board. Also included are a statement of evidence given by a person who was subject to canvassing for an optometrist and a judgement of Judge Richardson dismissing the appeal of a registered optometrist, Mr Summers, who was aggrieved by the Boards decision to suspend him for one month because of canvassing. The various papers date from the early years of the Registration Board from 1937 to 1939, with one dated 1942 and another dated 1955.
Historical Significance: These papers provide insights into the issues before the Opticians Registration Board in its early years, notable among them was the desire of the Board to stamp out door-to-door canvassing. See similar matter at Cat Nos. 888, 889, 895, 1311, 1406 and 2708.
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6