Attendees of the Third Conference of the Australian Optometrical Association 1920

Catalogue Number: 3564
Attendees of the Third Conference of the Australian Optometrical Association 1920
Category: Photographs
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Adelaide
Description Of Item: Mounted black and white photograph.The wording on the mount is: THIRD CONFERENCE< ADELAIDE, 1920STANDING - (L to R): R.S. Padman (Tas.), W.G. Kett, FSMC, D.B.O.A.,F.I.O., (N.S.W.), B .F. Lindschau, F.S.M.C., F.I.O., (S.A.), E.A. Murrell, D.B.O.A., F.I.O., (S.A.), R.C. Brier (Q'ld.), W.I. Wenborn (N.S.W.). SEATED: J.K. Cumberland, F.V.O.A., ( Vic), Col. J. Fry, M.L.A., (Q'ld.), H.K. Wendt, President, A.O.A., (S.A.), J.H. Qurban (S.A.), W. Nott (Vic.).The photograph is pasted onto an earlier mount behind the newer mount that is in poor condition. The older mount has the names of the attendees printed in gold lettering.On the rear handwritten are the words, 'from E.S. Padman Oct 1975' and separately the words 'Mount photo on new card & write the heading Delegates to the third etc.- 1920 Write the names' and 'Mr R.S. Padman'Stored in black vinyl foder 640 x 440mm
Historical Significance: Conference, as it was known, regularly brought representatives of the affiliated State bodies of the Australian Optometrical Association together to formulate high level policy for the federation of State optometric societies. All States were represented at the conference except Western Australia. Matters that arose included: industrial awards for optical mechanics; legislation to register optometrists; the value of public clinics as a charitable contribution to society and a valuable training ground; uniform fees; the shortage of optical mechanics and the possibility of running a mechanic's course as part of the work of the A.O.A. Educational Committee; financial assistance for The Commonwealth Optometrist (the journal of the Association); ethics: preliminary educational standard for Optometry training to be the same as that for entrance to State universities faculties; the formation of an Australian College of Optometry which would conduct annual examinations, and which would to give effect to the various educational schemes of the A.O.A: affiliation with the American Optometrical Association in a body to be known as International Optometrical Association; third party Insurance; development of a schedule of fees
How Acquired: On loan from Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: 19/02/2018
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Drawer 4

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