An Act to provide for the Registration of opticians and for other purposes

Catalogue Number: 1574
An Act to provide for the Registration of opticians and for other purposes
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Acts of parliament
Government body: Victorian parliament
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1935
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: H J Green Government printer
Description Of Item: The Act to provide for the registration and regulation of opticians in Victoria passed for the first time in December 17 1935. Two copies: (1) copy 1 unbound, (2) copy 2 bound in a stiff black cover gilt impressed with the initials B.N. and with the pages of the Act interleaved with lined pages for making notes. Some of these pages have pencilled notes on them. Tipped into this copy is a clipping of the Regulations of the Opticians Registration Board dated 25 August 1935
Historical Significance: These are copies of the original Act of the Victorian parliament of 1935 that provided for registration of optometrists in Victoria for the first time. Copy (2) belonged to Bertram Nathan, the first Chairman of the Registration Board of Victoria. Victoria was not the first state to obtain registration of optometrists: this had been achieved in Tasmania in 1913 (See Waterworth in 'People who made history' this web site), in Queensland in 1913, South Australia 1920 and NSW 1930. See Bertram Nathan in 'People who made history' this web site). See Cat No 894 for copies of early Registration Acts in some other States.
How Acquired: Donated by John Nathan, life member of the College (copy 2)
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 4

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