logologo-optometry

Handbook of the course of optometric science of the Australian College of Optometry for 1952

Papers / Optometry course handbook, syllabi
Institution: Australian College of Optometry
1952
Australian College of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 103 )

Examination papers 1962 to 1990

Papers / Exam paper or record
Institution: University of Melbourne
1962 - 1990
University of Melbourne
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1049 )

Prospectus of the examinations for the company's diploma in ophthalmic optics, including the higher diploma

Papers / Optometry course handbook, syllabi
Institution: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF SPECTACLE MAKERS
1961
Apothecaries Hall
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 105 )

Graphical analysis of clinical optometric findings

Papers / Lecture notes, student notes
Editor: ABEL C, HOFSTETTER H
1951
Los Angeles College of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1066 )

Various letters and papers from, to and about Professor Hughes, Director of the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI)

Papers / Letter, notes, memos
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1067 )
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Certificate of Fellowship of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians for Ernest Macfarlane

Papers / Certificate, diploma
Institution: Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians
1930
James B Sly 9 - 10 Edward St London
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 109 )
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Certificate of Fellowship of the Victorian Optical Association for WG Cole

Papers / Certificate, diploma
Institution: Victorian Optical Association
1927
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 112 )
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The Philadelphia Optical College Certificate for the degree of Doctor of Optics awarded to Ernest MacFarlane

Papers / Certificate, diploma
Institution: The Philadelphia Optical College
1910
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 114 )

Minutes of the Council of the Australian College of Optometry 1947 to 1959 including the minutes of the Annual General Meetings of the College

Papers / Minutes, meeting papers
Institution: Australian College of Optometry
1947 - 1959
Australian College of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1194 )
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Newspaper clippings for the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) and the research of its first Director Dr Donald Mitchell

Papers / Newspaper, newspaper clipping
1978
(Cat no. 1227 )
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Minutes of the first meeting of the Opticians Registration Board 1936. Minutes of General Meeting of the Opticians Registration Board 1937

Papers / Minutes, meeting papers
Government body: Optican's Registration Board
1936 and 1937
Optician's Registration Board
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1242 )

Files of unsuccessful applications for registration for the practice of optometry under the Opticians Registration Act 1935

Papers / Optometry Registration Board papers
Government body: Opticians Registration Board of Victoria
1936 1937
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1311 )
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Letter to the Secretary Victorian Optical Association from Cyril H Flower about iridology

Papers / Letter, notes, memos
Author: FLOWER Cyril H
1940
C H Flower
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1349 )
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Letters of resignation from the Victorian Optical Association

Papers / Letter, notes, memos
Author: COLES HE, RAPHAEL S
1937
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1350 )

Collection of spectacle prescriptions and accounts

Papers / Practice stationery, Rx, accounts etc
First half 20thC
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1355 )
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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