Catalogue Number: 1568
Examination papers for the Fellowship of the Victorian Optical Association
Sub-Category: Exam paper or record
Author: FISHER H C
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1914
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Four pages of carbon copied questions on optics and ophthalmic optics. There are 10 questions most with several parts. There is no heading identifying the examining authority or the examination topic. There is a note sheet for H C Fisher FVOA Optician 6 Flinders Way Melbourne on which is written in ink 'Examination papers set by me 1914'
Historical Significance: This is most likely an examination paper set in 1914 for candidates for the Fellowship of the Victorian Optical Association (FVOA). The Victorian Optical Association was founded in 1911 and is the precursor of the Optometrists Association Victorian Division. It offered courses of training in optometry and those who passed the examinations were admitted to Fellowship of the Association. The course was established in 1912 and lasted until 1940 when the Victorian College of Optometry was founded. It was recognised for the purposes of Registration when registration of optometrists was introduced by legislation in 1935.
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 3