logologo-optometry

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The Opticians' Registration Board 1936-1937

Photographs / Photograph People and events
Photographer: Spencer Fotier
1937
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 111 )
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Australian Optometrical Association Sixth Interstate Conference

Photographs / Photograph People and events
Photographer: not known
1924
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 113 )
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Her eye sight failed her feet

Photographs / Photograph People and events
Photographer: not known
not known
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 115 )
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Victorian College of Optometry staff 2007

Photographs / Photograph People and events
2007
Time Period: 21st C
(Cat no. 1176 )
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Past leaders of the optometry profession in Victoria Second half 20th C

Photographs / Photograph People and events
2008
Peter Dwyer
Time Period: 21st C
(Cat no. 1193 )
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The Victorian College of Optometry building, 1960

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
Photographer: Mark Strizic
1960
Mark Strizic,
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1196 )
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The National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) and Victorian College of Optometry buildings, 1974

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
Photographer: Mark Strizic
1974
Mark Strizic,
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1197 )
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Victorian College of Optometry buildings, c 1970

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
c 1970
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1198 )
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Victorian College of Optometry buildings, c 1970

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
c 1970
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1199 )
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Victorian College of Optometry buildings, c 1960

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
c 1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1200 )
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Victorian College of Optometry buildings, c 1960

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
c 1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1201 )
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Victorian College of Optometry buildings, c 1980

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
c 1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1202 )
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Victorian College of Optometry buildings, c 1980

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
Photographer: John Ahern
c 1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1203 )
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Optical dispensary in the Victorian College of Optometry 1960

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
Photographer: Les Gorrie
1960
Les Gorrie Photography 3 Kathleen St Pascoe Vale
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1204 )
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Nathan Library in the Victorian College of Optometry1960

Photographs / Photograph Buildings
Photographer: Les Gorrie
1960
Les Gorrie Photography 3 Kathleen St Pascoe Vale
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1205 )
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Museum History

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)