logologo-optometry

Ceremonial scarf of the Victorian College of Optometry

Memorabilia and ephemera / Memorabilia
Institution: Victorian College of Optometry
c 1960
Victorian College of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1195 )
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Optometry song book

Memorabilia and ephemera /
Photographer: unknown
1995 to 1999 and some undated
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1281 )
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Two wine glasses, used at the 50th anniversary dinner of the Victorian College of Optometry

Memorabilia and ephemera / Memorabilia
1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1328 )
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Five glass tumblers, various sizes, being memorabilia of the Victorian Optometry Students Society (VOSS) annual balls, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998 and 1999

Memorabilia and ephemera / Memorabilia
1991 - 1999
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1329 )
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Treatise on how to take care of your eyes. Defects and remedies

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Practice/Business: E Wood Ophthalmic Optican and Refractionist
1918
E Wood
2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1348 )
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Advertising leaflet for OPSM and letters to do with advertising by OPSM

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Corporation: OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION SPECTACLE MAKERS
1937
OPSM Optical Prescriptions and Spectacle Makers Pty Ltd
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1351 )
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Collection of advertising by optometrists

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
1915 - 1940
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1352 )
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Collection of advertising for optometrists

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
1930s
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1353 )
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Collection of advertising for E Brokenshire and Sons optometrists

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
1950s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1354 )
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Invitation to attend the conferring of the first diplomas of Licentiate of Optometric Science of the Australian College of Optometry on April 12 1945

Memorabilia and ephemera / Invitations
Institution: Australian College of Optometry
1945
Australian College of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1412 )
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Advertising display cards for spectacle manufacturer Martin Wells

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, trade and products
Corporation: Martin Wells Pty Ltd
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1519 )
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Songs composed for and sung at the annual staff christmas party of the Victorian College of Optometry 1995 to 2000

Memorabilia and ephemera / Memorabilia
Institution: Staff of the Victorian College of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1522 )
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Vision that faculty divine (advertising brochure)

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Practice/Business: H & C Stiles
c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1542 )
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Official opening of the Australian College of Optometry

Memorabilia and ephemera / Programs
Institution: Australian College of Optometry
1941
Australian College of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1569 )
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Collection of advertising material of optical manufacturers and wholesalers

Memorabilia and ephemera / Advertising, trade and products
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1754 )
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Cyril Woodford Kett. Painting by John Nathan 1980. Cat No.8.

The Museum and Archive is named in honour of Cyril Henry Woodford Kett FBOA FSMC (1890 - 1970) who was one of the five people who signed the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Australian College of Optometry in 1939.

He was a councillor of the College from 1940 to 1970 and First Vice President 1944 to 1947. He was made an honorary life member of the College in 1954. He donated numerous items of historical interest to the College that provide the foundation of the Museum. The collection formally started in 1970.

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    The opening of the Kett Museum's  Aitken Gallery by Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Anthony Carbines. From left are Honorary Archivists Colin Bates, Joe Chakman, Barry Cole, Pamela Sutton, Michael Aitken and Anthony Carbines MP, Maureen O'Keefe, CEO Australian College of Optometry.

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    French gilt brass 5 draw spyglass (small monocular telescope) circa 1820. Foliate & floral decoration around eyepiece, ribbed casing with suspension ring. Five draw telescopic action extends the spyglass for use. Diameter: 32mm, Length closed: 15mm: extended: 40mm. Cat No 3568