Catalogue Number: 2071
Barry Cole, lecturer at the Victorian College of Optometry, at the lecture podium with writing projector and an ophthalmotrope
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Photographer: Mark Strizic (photography by Ian B McKenzie)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1962
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Richmond Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Mark Strizic Architectural and industrial Photography
Description Of Item: Black and white glossy photograph of Barry Cole, lecturer at the Victorian College of Optometry, at the lecture podium with writing projector and an ophthalmotrope. 187 x 250 mm. Stamp for the photographer on the back with negative number 36-565. Four velco strips on the back.
Historical Significance: Barry Cole (1934 - ) was appointed the first full time member of the academic staff of the Victorian College of Optometry in 1959 and immediately urged the College to negotiate with the University of Melbourne for the optometry course run by the College to be a degree course of the University. This occurred in December 1960. With John Nathan and Geoff Henry he started the first research program of the College. He became Director of the College in 1964 succeeding John Nathan. He was appointed Head of the Department of Optometry in the University of Melbourne when it was established in 1973 and was appointed the foundation professor of optometry in 1978. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1999. His profile can be found on this web site under the tab 'People who made history'. This photograph was taken in what was the Amies Theatre (later the Library) of the College when Barry Cole a lecturer in the College and was aged about 28.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Condition: Fair Damaged edges, pen indentation,
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 3