Catalogue Number: 1961
Order of ceremony: presentation of diplomas Australian College of Optometry
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Institution: Australian College of Optometry
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1945
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian College of Optometry
Description Of Item: Single fold card, 83 x 136 mm when folded, buff colour, being the order of ceremony for the presentation of diplomas of the Australian College of Optometry on April 12 1944. The speakers were C W Kett FBOA, FSMC, FVOA, Chairman of the College Council; Bertram Nathan FSMC, FIO , Chairman of the Opticians Registration Board, The diplomas were presented by Professor Arthur Amies DDSc FRACS FRSE who also addressed the meeting.
Historical Significance: The Australian College of Optometry was founded in 1940 and enrolled students in 1941 three of whom completed the course in 1944 and received their LOSc diplomas in 1945. The diplomates were Douglas G Allen, Anthony P Douglas and John Nathan.
How Acquired: Donated by Margaret Banks. member of the College
Date Acquired: April 2006
Location: Nathan Library. Foyer Upper display south wall