Catalogue Number: 3613
Photograph of optometry students in the University of Melbourne in 1961
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1961
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Black and white photograph, 126 x 90 mm, of the students enrolled in the BAppSc optometry course of the University of Melbourne in 1961. It is accompanied by a clipping from the newspaper of the Australian Optometric Association, Australian Optometry, published in 1999 with a reproduction of the photograph in sepia tones with a caption identifying the students.
Historical Significance: This was a remarkable group of students because so many of them pursued noteworthy careers in the profession or in academia. A measure of this is the number who received awards in the Order of Australia (plus one in New Zealand). This is indicated in the post-nominals to the names listed below A dagger ? indicates those who reached the rank of professor during their career.BACK ROW: Alan Johnston AM, PhD, Brian Brown ? PhD, Graham Hill OAM, Peter Dwyer OAM, Leon Garner ? NZOM, PhD, Bob Loutit, Frank Keogh, Brian Carney, Ken Hamer. MIDDLE ROW: Frank Denahy, Ian Bailey ?, Brien Holden ? OAM, Ross Harris, Rod Watkins AM PhD, Geoff Hardy-Smith, Peter Skeates. SEATED: Lex Grocott, Miriam Strelinger (Bergman), Anne Turnbull (Russell), unknown, Kerrie Murphy, Gavin Bridgeman. FRONT: Tony Adams ? PhD, Ross Both, Mike Rosel, Stan Elwood, Donald Mitchell ? PhD.Ross Harris was a national president of the AOA. Gavin Bridgeman was the first to receive the degree of BAppSc (Optometry) in the University of Melbourne (in 1961).Another copy of this photograph is held at Cat. No. 0002.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: July 2018
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 3