logologo-optometry

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Final Year Optometrical Science students 1944

Painting or other art work / Illustrations, prints, etchings
Artist: NATHAN John
1944
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1 )
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Bertram Nathan, Councillor of the College, (1955 - 1958) First Chairman of the Opticians Registration Board of Victoria (1936 - 1945)

Painting or other art work / Oil painting
Artist: Nathan, John
1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 10 )
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Ernest H Jabara FMSC, Vice President of the College

Painting or other art work / Oil painting
Artist: Penberthy, Wesley (1920 -
1983
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 11 )
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Staff of Coles and Garrard

Painting or other art work / Drawing or etching
Artist: OVENDEN Dick (1897-1972)
1936
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 110 )
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Dr David M Cockburn OAM, Councillor of the College, co-founder of the National Vision Research Institute and clinical teacher

Painting or other art work / Oil painting
Artist: Zageris, Peter (1947 -
1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 12 )
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Leslie Roy Werner, Councilor and former life member of the College

Painting or other art work / Oil painting
Artist: Hrycenko, Ludmilla
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 13 )
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Dr Donald H Schultz, South Australian optometrist, scientist and benefactor

Painting or other art work / Oil painting
Author: Vasin, Leonid (1933 -
1980 -1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 14 )
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Bruce K Besley, President of the College 1978 - 1991

Painting or other art work / Oil painting
Artist: Dunlop, Brian (1938 - 2008)
1992
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 15 )
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Collection of correspondence and papers from Ross W Harris including correspondence with Professor Fred Hollows

Painting or other art work / Collection of papers (People) incl CVs
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1560 )
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Professor Barry Cole, Director of the Victorian College of Optometry 1964 - 1998

Painting or other art work / Oil painting
Artist: Dupree, Geoffrey (1947-
1998
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 16 )
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Prints of etchings of persons prominent in optics

Painting or other art work / Drawing or etching
Early 19th C
William MacKenzie
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1752 )
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Postage stamps: Antique Optical Instruments Deutsche Bundespost Berlin

Painting or other art work / Philatelic item
1981
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 2328 )
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Postage stamps: Antique Optical Instruments Deutsche Bundespost

Painting or other art work / Philatelic item
1981
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 2329 )
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4 Postage stamps, DDR, Instruments from Carl Zeiss Museum

Painting or other art work / Philatelic item
1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 2330 )
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Set of 2 DDR postage stamps joined in sheet with portrait of Ernst Abbe

Painting or other art work / Philatelic item
1989
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 2342 )
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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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Recent highlights in the Museum

  • Book cover LR

    A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN OPTOMETRY (Oct 2015) by Barry L Cole (one of Kett Museum's archivists) has been added to the Museum's Hewett Collection (Cat. No. 2766) or you can buy your own copy from the Australian College of Optometry

  • 3164 E. Wood practice LR

    This is a postcard of the optometric practice of E. Wood at 95 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, made in 1908 by F.W. Niven & Co, The practice was established in 1886. This is a collectors' item since Francis Niven, a Ballarat based lithographer, was renowned for his photographs and postcards of streets and businesses in Victoria.  (Cat No. 3164)