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Medicine

This category contains the public monuments and memorials which have been erected to commemorate individuals who have been involved in the field of medicine. 

 

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Adelaide Maud Kellett
Adelaide Maud Kellett
Address: Macquarie Street, Sydney Hospital Chapel
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial tablet in Sydney Hospital chapel commemorates Adelaide Maud Kellett (1873-1945), hospital matron.  


Maud Kellett entered Sydney Hospital as a probationer in January 1898 and was granted her certificate in September 1901. From October 1910 she was deputy to Rose Creal. She joined the Australian Army Nursing Service in 1907 and  enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in September 1914. 


She returned to Sydney in October 1919 having been twice mentioned in dispatches (1916, 1919), awarded the Royal Red Cross, 1st class (1917) and appointed C.B.E. (1919).  Maud Kellett became matron of the 4th A.G.H. (Randwick) and principal matron of the 2nd Military District. In December 1921 she returned to Sydney Hospital, succeeding Rose Creal as matron.


 Within Sydney Hospital her brilliance as an administrator was acknowledged. Her memory was superb and she knew all the in-patients and whose responsibility they were. From 1923 Matron Kellett sponsored the first regular reunions of Sydney Hospital nurses.


Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
Address: Off Sherbrooke Road
City/Town: Sherbrooke
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Alfred Nicholas one of the developers of the medicine, "Aspro". In 1915, an Australian pharmacist successfully made the first aspirin in Australia. Alfred Nicholas, of Melbourne began experimenting to make acetyl salicylate acid or aspirin, which has been scarce in Australia since the outbreak of war in Europe.


Until 1914 all aspirin was imported from Germany and supplies became cut off during the war. Mr Nicholas finally hit upon the chemical reaction necessary for making aspirin when he heated salicylate acid with acetic anhydride and saw white flakes forming on the cooling, putrid-smelling liquid.


The resulting product had to be separated from the liquid and purified before it could be produced on a commercial scale. For this task Mr Nicholas enlisted the help of freelance industrial experimenter Henry Woolf Shmith. Within a few weeks of perfecting the process, Mr Nicholas and Mr Shmith had a batch of pure aspirin and they applied under wartime legislation to take over the trade name ‘Bayer’, a German firm.


Alice Morton
Alice Morton
Address: 35 Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Bacchus Marsh
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Tree planted in memory of Alice Morton (1903-1980) who was the inaugural Matron of Bacchus Marsh & Melton Memorial Hospital from 1957-1967.



Alice Morton trained at Queen Victoria Hospital in the mid 1920s and was the inaugural matron of the Bacchus Marsh Memorial Hospital. She spent her life devoted to nursing.



Alison Gamser
Alison Gamser
Address: Myall Street, Dubbo Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre
City/Town: Dubbo
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Clock in Dubbo Mental Rehabilitation Centre is dedicated to the memory of registered nurse Alison Gamser who died in 2012.



Mrs Gamser was a registered nurse and the mother of an adult with mental illness. She was a standout member of the working party formed by the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) to get the project of the Dubbo Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre over the line. The LHD approached Mrs Gamser to be the representative of carers on the working party, a duty she performed to perfection.  Across 12 months it met to consider and debate the design of the sub-acute mental health facility and the services it would provide to people needing help to stay out of hospital, along with those needing a stepping stone from hospital to home.



Andrew Alexander
Andrew Alexander
Address: College Crescent, Melbourne General Cemetery
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Tombstone erected by friends to the memory of Andrew Alexander who was medical officer for many years aboard the steamship Great Britain.  Andrew Alexander died in 1871. 



The SS Great Britain was the world's first propeller-driven, iron-hulled, steamship. Great Britain carried thousands of immigrants to Australia until converted to sail in 1881.



Angwin Memorial Gates
Angwin Memorial Gates
Address: Kings Avenue & Inkermann Street, Queen Mary Gardens
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial Gates erected by the residents of St Arnaud and District in memory of Doctor Stuart Angwin were unveiled in 1913.



Dr Angwin died in 1913 at the age of 48 after contracting septic poisoning from a sprained ankle. Dr Angwin practised in St Arnaud for 20 years and was an Honorary Surgeon at the local hospital. He was a well known footballer in his early life having played for Essendon and being known as "Lightning Angwin" . Bendigo Advertiser, 26th May 1913.



Annie Prince
Annie Prince
Address: Northern Highway , Tooborac Mechanics Institute
City/Town: Tooborac
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Staff Nurse Annie Prince who died in the influenza epidemic, helping victims at the Exhibition Building Hospital.



Archibald McLachlan MD
Archibald McLachlan MD
Address: Patrick Street, St Andrews Park
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Monument commemorates Doctor Archibald McLachlan. The inscription on one side of the tomb is written in Gaelic with the English translation on the other side.



 



Ballow Memorial Plaque
Ballow Memorial Plaque
Address: Wickham Terrace, Ballow Chambers
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates Dr David Ballow.


Dr David Ballow was one of Brisbane`s earliest Government Medical Officers. He and his wife arrived at Moreton Bay in 1838 at the end of the convict era and lived in the Surgeon`s House beside the Convict Hospital on North Quay. He was a dedicated medical practitioner. His early death was caused by his professional involvement with a shipload of immigrants, who he was treating for their fever at the Dunwich Quarantine Station, where they were quarantined with typhus. Dr Ballow stayed over at Dunwich to help nurse his patients. There he caught typhus and died on September 29, 1850.


Bathsheba Ghost
Bathsheba Ghost
Address: Church & Lennox Streets, Camperdown Cemetery
City/Town: Newtown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Tomb commemorates the Matron of Sydney General Hospital from 1852-1866.


Bathsheba Ghost was an ex-convict who was granted a conditional pardon in 1847 on condition she did not return to the United Kingdom. Just five years after her conditional pardon, Bathsheba Ghost was appointed Matron of the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary. She was commemorated in 1864 as having worked at the Infirmary for 20 years. 


Matron Bathsheba Ghost died at her workplace, the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary on the 12 August 1866. The hospital donated the unusual tombstone to commemorate her time as matron and then when her will was read, it was found that she had donated one hundred pounds - a very large sum in those days - to the hospital where she had worked.


Benson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Benson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Address: Portrush Road & High Street
City/Town: Kensington
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

A fountain erected by public subscription in memory of Dr. John Benson, a local doctor who practised in Kensington between the 1860s and 1877.



When the news passed round Kensington that the Doctor Benson was dangerously ill with pneumonia, prayers were offered for his recovery in the churches and a crowd gathered outside his residence in High Street on the last three nights before his death. 



His death was marked by shuttered shops, flags at half -mast and a funeral train that extended from King William Street to the Kent Town Brewery.  A public meeting was held shortly after his death and the Reverend Dr Tappeiner, on behalf of the Sisters of St Joseph offered a piece of land for the memorial. Funds were collected by a committee and the Council donated a lamp to surmount the memorial. The memorial was unveiled in 1879 by the Mayor (Mr S.D.Glyde)



A large number of the inhabitants of Norwood and Kensington assembled at 4 o'clock on Saturday, June 14, at the corner of High Street and Kensington terrace between Kensington and  and Norwood, to witness the unveiling of a fountain which has been erected by public subscription in memory of Dr. Benson, who died in 1877, and who from his widespread charity and kindliness of heart had made himself a favourite with all classes of the local community. The F Company of volunteer infantry, under the command of Captain Glyde, and the local Oddfellows and Foresters formed in procession at the Town Hall at half-past 3, and marched to the scene of the ceremonial.

South Australian Register (Adelaide), 16 June 1879.



Bernadette Mary Castle
Bernadette Mary Castle
Address: Military Road , Z Block, Southern Cross University
City/Town: Lismore
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

A memorial plaque dedicated to Bernadette Mary Castle who was a third year student in the Bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University.


Brooke Moore Memorial
Brooke Moore Memorial
Address: Keppel & William Streets, Machattie Park
City/Town: Bathurst
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Low semi-circular wall of concrete block enclosing a small garden which is enclosed on the opposite side by a semi-circle of paving. The wall carries memorial plaques to Dr John Brooke Moore and his son, Dr Brooke Moore. The memorial was formerly a lily pond with a small wall mounted fountain. 


Cecil Lawson Robinson
Cecil Lawson Robinson
Address: New England Highway
City/Town: Maitland
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates the Executive Member and President 1951 -1958 of the Hospitals Association of New South Wales.


Clive Pearce
Clive Pearce
Address: Creek & Ann Street , St Andrews Uniting Church, Rees Thomas Mission Chapel
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Clive Pearce who served the Royal Flying Doctor Service from 1954 to 1968



D. S. Coto Memorial Gates
D. S. Coto Memorial Gates
Address: High Street, Botanic Gardens
City/Town: Koroit
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The entrance gates to the Botanic Gardens commemorate to former doctor Daniel S. Coto.


 


Dixie Paumier Clement
Dixie Paumier Clement
Address: 374 Bagot Road, Entrance foyer, King Edward Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Subiaco
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Bronze bust commemorates Dixie Paumier Clement (1879-1935), physician and obstetrician.


After graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 1908, Clement returned to Western Australia and set up a private practice with Dr Athelstan Saw. He was instrumental in the fight to improve childbirth facilities and midwifery training in Western Australia, which lead to the creation of the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. Clement worked there as an honorary physician for many years. On top of this he held honorary positions at several other hospitals including the Perth Hospital, the Home of the Good Sheppard and St Brigid's Convent. Dixie Clement was honorary secretary of the council of the Western Australian branch of the British Medical Association for four years, and its president for one year.


Doctor Egbert John Connell
Doctor Egbert John Connell
Address: Flagstaff Hill Museum
City/Town: Warrnambool
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

A memorial window that commemorates the 30 years of service to the hospital by Dr. Egbert John Connell.



The window was originally installed at the hospital in 1928 above the landing of the stairs going up to the second floor of what was then the main building of the hospital.  The inscription plaque is now at History House (Gilles Street) in Warrnambool.

 



Doctor G. A. Walpole
Doctor G. A. Walpole
Address: Gilbert Street, Station Square
City/Town: Latrobe
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Clock erected to the memory of Dr G. A. Walpole who served at the Latrobe hospital for many years. 



Dr Walpole, who came to Latrobe in 1911 ,was a very popular town doctor and prior to his death was honoured by the community in 1920 and 1926 with tribute addresses. He was particularly honoured for his work in the Latrobe community during the influenza epidemic of 1919 and his work as superintendent at the Latrobe hospital.



A further meeting of the committee was held at Latrobe on Friday, when considerable discussion ensued regarding the proposed rest room. There was a further suggestion that a town clock be erected to perpetuate the late doctor's memory. It was agreed to obtain plans and estimates for both proposals and consider them at the next meeting.

Advocate (Burnie), 9th March 1943.



Doctor Gordon Morrissey
Doctor Gordon Morrissey
Address: McIllwraith Street, Botanic Gardens
City/Town: Ingham
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Fountain erected by public subscription to Dr Morrisey for his services as a medical practitioner to the community for almost fifty years. Dr Gordon Morrissey was a private general medical practitioner in Ingham and Superintendent of Ingham Hospital for a period.


Doctor James Pirie Memorial Community Complex
Doctor James Pirie Memorial Community Complex
Address: 124 Bigge Street
City/Town: Liverpool
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial complex dedicated to Dr James Pirie, a much loved local doctor.


Dr. James Pirie was born in Scotland in 1868 and died in Australia in 1943 after a few years of ill health. Dr. Pirie probably came to the Liverpool area in the mid 1890s and in 1896 purchased the medical practice of Dr. Beattie. Historical reports of Dr. James Pirie note that he was a charitable man who visited patients in their homes, often treating many without fee,especially during the 1930s depression.  Pirie was an honoured member of the St John Ambulance Association from 1897 until his death. Dr. Pirie examined first aid classes on behalf of the association from 1923 onwards at Canley Vale, Liverpool and Cabramatta and ten years later was elected an Honorary Life Member of the St John Ambulance Association, now known as St John Ambulance Australia TrainingBranch (NSW). In 1941 in recognition of his services to the association and the community, Dr. Pirie was recommended to the London headquarters of the association. In 1941  Dr. Pirie was invested as a Serving Brother of the Order of St John of Jerusalem which was  deserved recognition of his tirelesscommunity work.


Doug Ross
Doug Ross
Address: 91- 105 Harpin Street, Intervet Australia
City/Town: Bendigo
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

 Memorial garden and plaque at Intervet headquarters commemorates the life of veterinarian Doug Ross. 


Mr Ross started AusVac to support the pig industry, with the company acquired by Intervet in 1998. It now employs more than 80 people, with further growth expected in coming years.

 


Dr A .C. Herrington
Dr A .C. Herrington
Address: Mona Road , Bowral & District Hospital
City/Town: Bowral
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Tribute erected in 1973 by the Registered Nurses trained between 1926 and 1973. 



Dr Allan Campbell
Dr Allan Campbell
Address: 58 King William Road, Adelaide Children`s Hospital
City/Town: North Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The former Allen Campbell building which is part of the Adelaide Children's Hospital was named to commemorate the efforts of Dr Allan Campbell, who maintained a close association with the Hospital, equipping operating theatres, giving lectures and promoting improvements within the hospital. Dr Allan Campbell was one of the founders of the Adelaide Children`s Hospital. The building is now known as the Ronald McDonald Children's Clinic.

 



In 1876 Campbell`s practical suggestions formed the basis of the report of the government`s commission on sanitation, of which he was a member. It suggested increased power for the Central Board of Health, to which he was later nominated, and the appointment of district health officers. Soon Adelaide became the first Australian capital to undertake a deep-drainage sewage system. He then formed a committee to raise funds to build a hospital for poor children. Two years later the Adelaide Children's Hospital and Training School for Nurses opened; Campbell's architectural knowledge had influenced its design. In 1878 Campbell had been elected to the Legislative Council; he remained a member until his death.



 



 



Dr Arratta Memorial Museum
Dr Arratta Memorial Museum
Address: Cornish Street
City/Town: Muttaburra
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial Museum dedicated to local doctor who served area for thirty-five years.


The Memorial Hospital at Muttaburra was dedicated to Dr Arratta who arrived in town in 1925. Failing health forced his retirement after 35 years of dedicated service to the surrounding district. The doctor was awarded an M.B.E. in recognition for his work.


Dr Baxter Memorial Gates
Dr Baxter Memorial Gates
Address: Macquarie Road, Buckland Park
City/Town: Springwood
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gates erected by public subscription to Dr Baxter who died in 1950. Dr Baxter was a GP in Springwood.



A heavy pall of gloom hovers over the usual happy people of Springwood. Recently, one of the township's most sterling citizens, Dr. Ernest Joel Baxter, skilled physician and surgeon of outstanding ability, at the early age of 48 years, passed away under tragic circumstances. The district has suffered an irretrievable loss. For nearly 20 years, Ernie Baxter cared for and comforted countless patients, who little dreamed, particularly in recent years, of the battle he was fighting for his own life.  Even to his most intimate friends little did he reveal of the stress and strain which were sapping his strength. Despite his own handicap, at all hours of the day and night he was on hand to devote his attention to those in need of it, and he carried out the duties of his noble profession zealously and heroically.



As a citizen he had no rival. He was intensely interested in Springwood and its welfare. As a past president of the Golf Club, and, until his death, president of the Golf Club Company, he worked assiduously for the success of this good sport, of which he was a worthy exponent. He also took great interest in the Springwood School of Arts, of which institute he was a life member. He was an enthusiastic billiard player and one of rare dexterity, twice winning the championship title. His handling of the cue, like everything about him, was neatness personified. Tidiness. and neatness were almost a fetish with him. In yet another sphere, that of Freemasonry, Ernie Baxter was highly respected amongst his conferes. To-day, Springwood mourns, and will for many a long day to come, and the deepest sympathy is felt for Mrs. Baxter, whom every resident hopes will be granted the courage to face the future bravely.

Nepean Times (Penrith), 27th April 1950.



The people of Sprlngwood paid fine tribute to a very esteemed citizen and medico, the late Dr. Ernest J. Baxter, on Saturday, 21st ult., when memorial gates at the children's playground commemorative of him were dedicated before a large gathering of citizens.  The dedication of the gates by the Rector of Christ Church, Springwood, the Rev. J.Vaughan, was very beautiful. Thereafter the chairman escorted Mrs Baxter to the gates. Mrs Baxter cut the ribbon, and, suiting the action to the word, declared the gates open. The public passed in.

Nepean Times (Penrith), 3rd December 1953.





 



Dr Beet Memorial Drinking Fountain
Dr Beet Memorial Drinking Fountain
Address: Tina Street, In front of hospital
City/Town: Beaudesert
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial drinking fountain commemorates Dr William Beet.


Dr William Ashley Beet was educated in Townsville and studied medicine in London. Appointed to the Beaudesert Hospital in 1903, he gave the whole of his working life (bar one year spent in England) to the district. He visited patients in the early years on horseback, then by pony trap and later on a motor cycle. The community loved him and countless babies - White and Aboriginal - were named after him. In a rural community he frequently had also to act as the veterinarian. When he retired in June 1947, the locals turned out en masse at the showground to farewell him.


Dr Benjamin Clay Hutchinson
Dr Benjamin Clay Hutchinson
Address: Tone Road, Wangaratta Cemetery
City/Town: Wangaratta
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

 Headstone erected by hospital doctors of Northeast Health Wangaratta honours the first appointed Medical Officer of the hospital. it also marks the 140th anniversary of Northeast health Wangaratta. 



Dr Hutchinson actively participated in the movement to establish the hospital in Wangaratta, and was on the initial building committee. He was the first Medical Officer appointed when the hospital opened in 1872. He also had right of private practice and had the contract to attend the railway construction gangs.



He was well known for his cough mixture. Amongst his other duties, he is reported as having conducted post mortems, acted as a medical witness, acted as coroner, and removed bullets from patients on more than one occasion.



Together with Dr Nicholson from Benalla, he tended the wounded at the Glenrowan siege in June 1880, including Ned Kelly. He is purported to have souvenired human remains from the Glenrowan site and sent them to England.



Dr Hutchinson died in Wangaratta on 5 January 1895.



Dr Blaxland & Dr Manning
Dr Blaxland & Dr Manning
Address: Victoria Road, Gladesville Hospital Precinct
City/Town: Gladesville
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial fountain commemorates the former Medical Superintendents of Gladesville Hospital. Erected by Mayor of Ryde, Edward Marsden Betts, to perpetuate the memory of Dr Frederic Norton Manning who died 18 June, 1903 and Dr Herbert Blaxland died 10 April, 1904.


On a visit to Sydney in 1867, Manning was invited by Henry Parkes to become medical superintendent of the Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum. Before accepting, Manning went overseas and studied methods of patient care and administration of asylums.  In January 1869 the asylum's name was changed to the Hospital for the Insane, Gladesville, wherein patients were to receive treatment rather than be confined in a 'cemetery for diseased intellects'. By 1879 radical changes in patient care and accommodation had been made and Gladesville was extended and modernized . Manning minimized the use of restraint and provided for patient activities.


Dr David Crossin
Dr David Crossin
Address: Digilah, Dunedoo War Memorial Health Service
City/Town: Dunedoo
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque mounted on red brick wall at the entrance to the hospital commemorates Dr David Crossin who practiced in Dunedoo for many years. He died in 1947.



Dr Edward Albert Koch
Dr Edward Albert Koch
Address: Abbott & Spence Streets, Casino
City/Town: Cairns
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Fountain unveiled in 1903 to the memory of Dr Koch who died in 1901.


Malaria was endemic in Far North Queensland in the late 19th century, and Koch`s fever remedy and recognition of the role of mosquitos in the transmission of the disease were important to the settlement of the area. Dr Koch arrived in Cairns in 1884. As a result of the arrival of the Europeans and Chinese and their diseases, the eighties saw the greatest spread of tropical diseases in the north. Malaria was particularly prevalent, killing crews on ships and leaving men prostrate for days in the hospital. The Equadorians knew that quinine was a cure for malaria and the knowledge had reached Europe by the seventeenth century. Dr Koch's celebrated fever mixture, still obtainable from a Cairns chemist in the 1970s, combined quinine with lemon juice. His prescription for daily ingestion, recommended its use not only as a treatment but also as a suppressive. Dr Koch also understood the role of the mosquito in carrying malaria, this being the time when climactic explanations for disease were being replaced by a notion that various organisms were responsible.


Dr Edward Linton
Dr Edward Linton
Address: Warne & Percy Streets, Wellington Historical Museum
City/Town: Wellington
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Marble tablet erected by the Wellington Hospital Committee to the memory of Dr. Linton who died in 1912.


Dr F.J.R. Cade
Dr F.J.R. Cade
Address: Tibbereena Street, Collins Park
City/Town: Narrabri
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gates erected by citizens in 1933 in memory of Dr F.J.R.Cade.



Dr Cade who died in 1931 practiced in Narrabri for more than thirty years. He was patron of many organisations and had been a committeman of the Narrabri Jockeys Club as well as being President for a short time.



Yesterday a crowd of about 500 persons attended the ceremonial opening of the gates erected at the entrance to Collins Park, in memory of the late Dr. F. Cade, who died at Narrabri on May 16, 1931. On behalf of the Cade Memorial committee, Dr. Clifford Jones entrusted the gates to the Mayor, who formally opened them. Speakers referred to Dr. Cade as a great and a good man, who had given valuable service to the community.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 5 September 1933.



Dr G. T. Lloyd
Dr G. T. Lloyd
Address: Goldsmith Street , Queens Park
City/Town: Mackay
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial to Dr George Tyndale Lloyd who was killed in a fall from his horse in 1909. A horse is carved on one side and a bust of Dr Lloyd occupies the upper part of the monument inside four columns topped by an ornate dome.


Dr Hugh Busby
Dr Hugh Busby
Address: William & Keppel Streets, Machattie Park
City/Town: Bathurst
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial Gates erected in honour of Dr. Busby for his services to the community. The gate was officially opened in 1930 at a cost of ₤200 which was raised by public subscription. 


Dr Hugh Busby was one of Bathurst's oldest medical practitioners and was Government Medical Officer in Bathurst for many years. He died in 1929.


Dr J. M. Alcorn
Dr J. M. Alcorn
Address: Argyle Street
City/Town: Moss Vale
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The Memorial Clock commemorates Dr J. M. Alcorn who died in 1936.  Dr Alcorn practiced in Moss Vale for around 16 years was a Major in the A.I.F. during World War One.



A simple ceremony, with brief and sincere speeches and a great gathering of between fifteen hundred and two thousand citizens from all over the district were appropriate accompaniment to the unveiling of the Memorial to the late Dr. Alcorn, at Moss Vale, on Sunday afternoon. The Memorial, which was designed as a work of love by Mr. Harry Sheaffe, of Bowral, bears a four-faced clock and occupies a prominent position in the main street opposite the Post Office. It is of simple and chaste design and adds greatly to the dignity of the locality. It cost £300, of which Wingecarribee Shire Council provided £100, the balance being raised by public subscriptions from friends and admirers of the late Dr. Alcorn.



Few citizens have been held in higher esteem in their communities than was Dr. Alcorn in Moss Vale and through the Berrima District. His distinguished service during the war was in keeping with his whole life. More than most men, he found pleasure in serving his fellows without regard to creed or station, and so won a high place in the affections of all who came to know his worth.  Mr. L. A. Robb, State President of the R.S.S.I.L.A., inspected the Returned Men and the Militia and subsequently unveiled the Memorial.  Mr. Robb spoke with deep feeling, as did all who addressed the assemblage. It was with mixed feelings that he faced that great gathering to unveil the citizens' memorial to a soldier and a man.

The Southern Mail (Bowral, NSW), 8 February 1938.



 



Dr James Benjamen Harvey
Dr James Benjamen Harvey
Address: Boston Island
City/Town: Port Lincoln
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gravestone erected by the Port Lincoln Caledonian Society commemorates the first doctor in Port Lincoln.



James Benjamin Harvey was born in 1804 in Tottenham, England, married Sophie in 1930, aged 26, and set up practice as a surgeon in Devonshire. However , after 7 years the practice wasn’t doing that well and Sophie was beginning to show signs of chest trouble which wasn’t helped by the damp climate. A fresh start in a new warmer country seemed a better option. Dr Harvey obtained a grant of land and the job of Harbour-Master at Port Lincoln in 1839. He was also permitted to practise privately as a surgeon. He died in 1843 and was buried on Boston Island where he had land.



Dr John Grant
Dr John Grant
Address: 19 Gisborne Road, Holy Trinity Memorial Wall
City/Town: Bacchus Marsh
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Tombstone erected by friends and inhabitants of Dr John Grant by the friends and inhabitants of Bacchus Marsh in token of the value the sick and afflicted and administering to their wants.



 



Dr Joseph Leathem Wassell
Dr Joseph Leathem Wassell
Address: Victoria Parade
City/Town: Thursday Island
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Monument erected in memory of Dr Joseph Leathom Wassell. The monument originally stood in front of the Town Hall.



Dr Wassell, Government Medical Officer died on the 7th April 1915 from sepsis after a week's illness. Business on the island was practically suspended and few people were absent from the funeral which took place on the 8th April, the ceremony being of a masonic and military character.

Cairns Post, 9th April 1915.




Dr Wassell was a medical practitioner, military medical officer and quarantine officer on Thursday Island until his untimely death at the age of 42 in April 1915 as result of stonefish envenomation. He was responsible for saving many lives during a Spanish Influenza outbreak.



A graduate of Sydney University, Dr Wassell worked for 15 years in the Torres Strait and was so highly regarded that a memorial was erected on Thursday Island in his honour in front of the Town Hall.



 



 



Dr Joseph Wassell (Grave)
Dr Joseph Wassell (Grave)
Address: Aplin Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Thursday Island
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Monument at the cemetery commemorates Dr Wassell who was a medical practitioner on Thursday Island. A memorial tablet which was mistakenly delivered to Torrens Island in South Australia ,was found in 1996 and returned to Thursday Island and placed on the tombstone in 2005.



Dr Wassell, Government Medical Officer died on the 7th April 1915 from sepsis after a week's illness. Business on the island was practically suspended and few people were absent from the funeral which took place on the 8th April, the ceremony being of a masonic and military character.

Cairns Post, 9th April 1915.




Dr Wassell was a medical practitioner, military medical officer and quarantine officer on Thursday Island until his untimely death at the age of 42 in April 1915 as result of stonefish envenomation. He was responsible for saving many lives during a Spanish Influenza outbreak.



A graduate of Sydney University, Dr Wassell worked for 15 years in the Torres Strait and was so highly regarded that a memorial was erected on Thursday Island in his honour in front of the Town Hall.



 



Dr Kyle Gault
Dr Kyle Gault
Address: Belair & Angus Roads, Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Hawthorn
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial fountain erected by citizens of Mitcham to commemorate the district doctor.



Dr Kyle Gault (1894-1955) took over his father’s practice with the same dedication and was described as 'irascible' but 'loveable' and especially devoted to children, old people and animals. He supplied firewood, milk and medicine when required and daily delivered a bucket of milk to the “Eventide Home”. He retired abruptly in 1950 and died five years later.



Dr Mark Sheldon
Dr Mark Sheldon
Address: Gap Road, Psychiatry Building,Alice Springs Hospital
City/Town: Alice Springs
State: NT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Portrait and plaque commemorating Doctor Mark Sheldon, who was from October 1996 to the end of 1997, a Senior Registrar in Psychiatry in Alice Springs. Dr Sheldon died in 1998 at the age of 33.



Dr Sheldon was devoted to the welfare of indigenous people in remote communities, and was interested in original research to further their welfare.



From October 1996 to the end of 1997, as Senior Registrar in Psychiatry in Alice Springs, he determined that his dissertation would explore "Psychiatric Assessment in Remote Aboriginal Communities. Mark was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in October 1997.



Dr Matthew Anderson
Dr Matthew Anderson
Address: 195 Church Street, St John`s Cathedral
City/Town: Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine
Marble tablet erected in memory of Matthew Anderson R.N. who was in charge of the colonial hospital at Parramatta for many years.

THE LATE DOCTOR ANDERSON. - A very neat marble tablet has been placed in St. John's Church, by Mr. Patten, of Sydney, to the memory of Matthew Anderson, Esq., R.N., for many years in charge of the Colonial Hospital, at Parramatta ; died, 7th July, 1850, aged 61 years

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 28 June 1851.



Dr Parkinson
Dr Parkinson
Address: Bowman Street
City/Town: Crystal Brook
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The memorial consists of a 1.5 metre column holding a drinking fountain and surrounded by three smaller columns.


Dr Parkinson arrived in Australia in 1877 and went directly to Crystal Brook where he was the town's first doctor, He was a long term president of the Institute and sevred on the district council . He was responsible for the cricket oval and its facilities. He died in 1891 after a short illness.


Dr Paul Schiftan
Dr Paul Schiftan
Address: Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park
City/Town: Moonee Ponds
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque and bench seat commemorates a local doctor


Dr Percy Raymond Begg
Dr Percy Raymond Begg
Address: Frome Road, Level 4, Dental Hospital,The University of Adelaide
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Begg Memorial Museum in the Dental School honours Dr Percy Raymond Begg, orthodontist who died in 1983. 



Dr Begg spent a year as a jackeroo before enrolling in dentistry at the University of Melbourne and received a B.D.Sc. in 1924. In 1924-25 he trained at the (E. H.) Angle College of Orthodontia in Pasadena, California, United States of America. Returning to Adelaide, he entered into private practice as an orthodontist and lectured part time (1926-63) at the University of Adelaide. During that time he developed both a new philosophy for diagnosing orthodontic problems and a new mechanical system for moving teeth.



A founding member (1927) of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and honorary member of the Australian Dental Association, South Australian branch, Dr Begg was also a fellow of the International College of Dentists and of the (Royal) Australian College of Dental Surgeons.



Dr Begg was recognised as one of two hundred important Australians in the bicentennial celebrations in 1988 and he is commemorated with a plaque set into the footpath of North Terrace, Adelaide.



Dr Rudi Levy
Dr Rudi Levy
Address: Gold Coast Highway (Marine Parade), Dr Rudi Levy Park
City/Town: Southport
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Park  and plaque in honour of Dr Rudi Levy.


Dr Rudi Levy was the first medical doctor on the Gold Coast . He escaped  Hitler's rule in the 1930s, via Italy under Mussolini and then proceeded to England before settling in Australia. 


He founded the Blue Nursing for aged people and the orchestral movement on the Gold Coast.


Dr Stanley Vincent O`Regan
Dr Stanley Vincent O`Regan
Address: 96 Leichhardt Street, Mundubbera Hospital
City/Town: Mundubbera
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gates at the entrance to the hospital were erected by the people of the Central Burnett District in memory of Dr Stanley Vincent O'Regan who was Medical Suprintendent of the Mundubbera Hospital from 1921 until his death in 1947. The memorial plaque also acknowledges the distinguished service given to the community by his wife who was Matron at the Hospital from 1926 to 1929.



Dr Tony Lopes
Dr Tony Lopes
Address: Bathurst Street, Brewarrina Shire Council
City/Town: Brewarrina
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The monument commemorates the life and work of Dr. Tony Lopes who served the community for over thirty-five years.


Dr Lopes was the resident General Practitioner from 1952-1988. Duringt his 36-year-period he visited the hospital everyday, and for 25 of those years he worked as an “honorary”doctor at the hospital, meaning that, until the advent of medicare in the late 1970’s, his work was unpaid.


He was described as “ hardworking”, “self-effacing , “compassionate” and “ extremely dedicated. Dr Lopes' dedication was so great, that he rarely took holidays, worked six day weeks, never complained when called on at night and willingly did “house calls." His medical colleagues recognised his dedication and nominated him for an MBE. He was awarded this prestigious honour and the community as a whole felt it was well-deserved.


Dr Tony Lopes and Matron Jan Halbisch
Dr Tony Lopes and Matron Jan Halbisch
Address: 56 Doyle Street, Brewarrinna Hospital
City/Town: Brewarrina
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial plaque dedicated to Dr. Lopes and Matron Halbisch as a tribute to two professionals who gave so much to the local community over many years. 


Dr Lopes was the resident General Practitioner from 1952-1988. During this 36-year-period he visited the hospital everyday, and for 25 of those years he worked as an “honorary”doctor at the hospital, meaning that, until the advent of medicare in the late 1970’s, his work was unpaid.


By all accounts, Jan Halbisch was an equally as dedicated professional, and a vital and active member of the community for the 30 years she was in Brewarrina. Matron Halbisch would think nothing of working 12 hour shifts, seven days a week, and was always “on-call” for midwifery and emergencies, and whatever else was needed.


Dr Lopes and Matron Halbisch delivered up to 120 babies a year, with the help of Dr Ted Coolican from Bourke in an emergency.


Dr Victor Whelan
Dr Victor Whelan
Address: 110 Lakes Road, Peel Health Campus
City/Town: Mandurah
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial photo and plaque dedicated at Peel Health Campus to Dr Victor Whelan who died in 1951 at the age of 47. 



Dr Victor Whelan was a prominent General Practitioner in the 1940’s who serviced the Pinjarra and Mandurah region.  The Mandurah based hospital has named their medical ward after the doctor.

 



Dr W.S. Myles
Dr W.S. Myles
Address: Dandaragan Street, Hospital
City/Town: Moora
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial arch commemorates Dr Myles.



Dr Myles graduated from Trinity College in Dublin and after a number of years of practice in England, South Australia, and the Western Australian Goldfields, he came to Moora in 1905. Riding his Arab horse Polly he became a familiar figure as he travelled the long distances that stretched ‘from the coast to as far east as he could manage to travel and from Gingin to Mingenew’. He was highly regarded for his compassion, and his involvement in various organisations and community projects.



A memorial arch to the late Dr. W. S. Myles, which has been erected over the main gate of the Moora District Hospital, was officially unveiled by Mr. A. R. Jones. M.L.C., on Thursday. Dr. Myles was the first medical officer in the Midlands. He came to Moora in 1905 and remained in practice until a week before his death last year.

The West Australian (Perth), 30th July 1951.



Dr. Alan Hewitt
Dr. Alan Hewitt
Address: Westernport Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Koo Wee Rup
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates local physician Dr. Alan Hewitt


Dr. Albertus Stoutjesdijk
Dr. Albertus Stoutjesdijk
Address: Lascelles & Austin Streets, Dr Pete`s Memorial Park
City/Town: Hopetoun
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine
Dr Pete`s Memorial Park commemorates the medical services provided by Dr. Albertus Stoutjesdijk to Hopetoun and district.

Dr. Alexander Gamack
Dr. Alexander Gamack
Address: Hay Street
City/Town: Port Macquarie
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

A tree commemorates the 150th anniversasy of the arrival in Australia in 1830 of Dr. Alexander Gamack, a Colonial Surgeon



Dr. Alfred Noyes
Dr. Alfred Noyes
Address: Cressy & End Streets
City/Town: Deniliquin
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Light erected by the public of Deniliquin and district commemorates of Dr. Alfred William Finch Noyes who died in 1902 at the age of 68.



Dr Noyes was the hospital surgeon in Deniliquin for about 45 years and practised up to the time of his death.  He also held many important positions in the community and served as Alderman and Mayor.



Dr. Constance Stone
Dr. Constance Stone
Address: 320 La Trobe Street, Welsh Church
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Dr. Constance Stone, pioneer woman doctor who had a clinic here and founded what was to become the Queen Victoria Hospital. In 1890 Dr. Constance Stone became the first woman to be registered with the Medical Board of Victoria and therefore the first woman registered as a medical practitioner in Australia.



She preferred to work with women and children. Her major achievement was the founding of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital that started through Stone convincing other women doctors to provide opportunities to poor women to be treated by other women and not male medical students



Dr. Daniel Curdie
Dr. Daniel Curdie
Address: Manifold Street
City/Town: Camperdown
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Daniel Curdie , a pioneer doctor of the area.



After arriving in Australia in September 1839, Dr. Curdie and his nephew overlanded to Port Phillip, and, on reaching Melbourne. camped with their stock on the site of the present Botanic Gardens. On 8th October, 1840, Dr. Curdie fixed his homestead at "Tandarook," 12 miles south of the present town of Camperdown.



For 11 years Dr. Curdie combined squatting with the practice of his profession. He was an enterprising pastoralist, who unselfishly devoted time and means to many objects for the public good and was distinguished by his kindness to the local aborigines. He died in 1884.



 





 



Dr. David Croll
Dr. David Croll
Address: Clewley Street
City/Town: Corinda
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Croll Memorial Precinct honours Dr David Croll who established a medical practice in the district and became a well known identity. The precinct contains the Kokoda Stone and Kokoda Plaque, bronze plaques to the RSL, RAN, AMF & RAAF, an Australian Remembers plaque and flagpole. The precinct has been the centre for commemorative services since 1973.



Dr Croll served in both World Wars and in World War Two organised 112 Military Hospital which later became known as Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital. He was founder of the British Medical Agency which was formed to assist doctors in their work. He was awarded a C.B.E. for his services overseas in World War One. He died in 1948.



Dr Croll and his wife bequeathed their home to the Sherwood RSL Sub-Branch in 1954 and it was dedicated as the Croll Memorial Centre. The title tranferred to the new premises at Corinda in 1967 AND THE PRECINCT WAS EXTENDED IN 1971.



Dr. Gweneth Wisewould
Dr. Gweneth Wisewould
Address: High Street
City/Town: Trentham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Clock and portrait relief plaque erected by public subscription in memory of Dr Gweneth Wisewould (1884-1972) who served as the town doctor from 1938 until her death in 1972 at the age of 87.



Gweneth Wisewould (1884-1972), medical practitioner, was born on 30 August 1884 at Brighton, Melbourne. She was a resident at the Melbourne (1915-16) and Alfred (1916) hospitals, and senior resident (1917) at the Queen's Memorial Infectious Diseases Hospital, before engaging in private practice at St Kilda and Elsternwick and in the city. Holding a number of honorary posts, she performed ear, nose and throat work and general surgery (1918-36) at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital for Women and Children; she also instructed medical students in anaesthetics (1918-29) at the Alfred Hospital. Unconventional, artistic and mildly bohemian in outlook, Wisewould suffered from baseless allegations of professional incapacity and sexual impropriety with patients. Her practice declined and in 1938 she set up at Trentham, 59 miles (95 km) north-west of Melbourne serving as its doctor until the day of her death at the age of 87.



 Her considerable surgical skills enabled her to deal with emergencies, whether she was obliged to operate in isolated cottages or in Trentham's tiny hospital she called her 'home from home'. She explained the singularity of her masculine apparel: 'you cannot do this work looking pretty'. Sturdily built and wrapped in an ancient greatcoat, she worked long hours and travelled tirelessly. In 1971 Wisewould published a minor medico-social classic, Outpost, an account of her life and work in the country.



Dr. H.J. H.Scott
Dr. H.J. H.Scott
Address: Stafford Street, Scott memorial Hospital
City/Town: Scone
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

 The Scott Memorial Hospital was erected in 1913 by public subscription in memory of Dr. H.J.H. Scott , a well known and highly respected resident of Scone. The land for the hospital was given free of cost by Mr William Bakewell.


Dr Scott was also well known as a prominent cricketer during the 1880s, having twice been selected in Australian cricket teams to play England. He was aged 51 when he died. 


Dr. Harry Wood
Dr. Harry Wood
Address: 29 - 39 Main Neerim Road, Neerim District Soldiers Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Neerim South
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Dr. James Park
Dr. James Park
Address: Hogan Street
City/Town: Tatura
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Clocktower memorial to Dr. James Park


Dr. John Flynn & Dr. Allan Vickers
Dr. John Flynn & Dr. Allan Vickers
Address: Creek & Ann Street , St Andrews Uniting Church, Rees Thomas Mission Chapel
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Flag and plaque commemorate Reverend John Flynn the founder of  Royal Flying Doctor Service, the world’s first Aerial Medical Service, and Doctor Allan Vickers who served in the service for 35 years.



Working as a minister in the bush, Flynn dreamed of making the outback a safe place to live. He thought that instead of a patient traveling in tough conditions to reach a doctor, the doctor could go to the patient.  Flynn’s vision was to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ for these people and on 15 May 1928, his dream had become a reality with the opening of the Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service (later renamed the Royal Flying Doctor Service) in Cloncurry, Queensland. 



Dr. John McKee
Dr. John McKee
Address: Mc Kee Drive
City/Town: Bega
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Fountain erected by the citizens of Bega and district in appreciation of his medical and public services over a period of 45 years.


Dr. John Sutherland
Dr. John Sutherland
Address: Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park
City/Town: Moonee Ponds
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Drinking fountain commemorates a local physician, Dr John Alexander Sutherland.


Dr. O. A. Whitney
Dr. O. A. Whitney
Address: Davis Street, Berrigan War Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Berrigan
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates the service to the hospital provided by Dr. O. A. Whitney for 25 years



Dr. O. A. Whitney
Dr. O. A. Whitney
Address: Davis Street, Berrigan War Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Berrigan
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates the service to the hospital provided by Dr. O. A. Whitney for 32 years



Dr. R. E. Rygate
Dr. R. E. Rygate
Address: Main & Camp Streets
City/Town: Grenfell
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Monument erected by residents of Grenfell and District in memory of Dr. Rygate.



In unveiling a monument at Grenfell last week, erected to the memory of the late Dr. Rygate, Mr. Lynch, M.H.R. said it was a pleasing duty at any time to visit that part of his constituency and he felt highly flattered at being asked to unveil such a beautiful monument erected as it was in honor of one of the best men he had ever known. In honoring the late Dr.Rygate, they were honoring themselves; and it spoke well for the public spirit of Grenfell that in time of war and general stress they were able to erect such a splendid memorial to one of their former citizens. He was sure there were few men or women in the district who had not occasion to be thankful to the late Dr. Rygate for services rendered.  Mr Lynch then removed the veil which covered the monument saying as he did so that it had been erected by the residents of Grenfell and district as a token of esteem for one who was a true gentleman, and whose one thought was to promote the betterment of the country.

Young Witness (NSW), 2nd February 1917.



 



Dr. Samuel Reynolds
Dr. Samuel Reynolds
Address: High Street
City/Town: Mansfield
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Drinking fountain as a memorial to Dr. Samuel Reynolds.


Reynolds was a doctor in Mansfield and the man who accompanied Sub-Inspector Henry Pewtress in the police expedition to recover the bodies of Lonigan, Scanlan and Kennedy. He later gave evidence at the trial of Ned Kelly in 1880.


Dr. Siegmund Rabl
Dr. Siegmund Rabl
Address: Lake & Munro Streets, Murtoa Hospital
City/Town: Murtoa
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Clock and plaque in memory of Dr. Siegmund Rabl who followed his father, Dr Heinrich Rabl as Murtoa physician.


After his father`s death in the influenza epidemic of 1919 and served the district for 49 years until his own death in a road accident in 1968


Dr. Walter Tofft
Dr. Walter Tofft
Address: Midland Highway & William Street
City/Town: Campbell Town
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

A clock tower commemorates Dr. Walter Henry Tofft who was the district health officer and medical officer at the hospital for 24 years.  He established a hospital for the tuberculosis in the Tasmanian Midlands which closed due to his absence serving with the Australian Imperial Force in World War One.



He was also Warden of the municipality for 12 years and was a executive member of several local and state trusts and institutions.



A meeting of subscribers to the Dr. W. H. Tofft memorial was held at the Town Hall. Campbell Town, on Tuesday evening. The Warden (Mr. A. C. Lyne) presided. The meeting was convened to finalise the handing over of the memorial tower and clock to the municipality.  In handing over the clock and tower Mr. Gibson spoke of the great record of the late Dr. Tofft and his long and valuable service to the community for nearly half a century. He expressed the hope that an improved system ot flood-lighting would be installed. The Warden accepted the gift with thanks on behalf of the municipality. He said that the district was the poorer through the passing of one of the finest gentlemen who had ever lived in the district.

Examiner (Launceston), 19th June 1941.



Dr. William Valentine
Dr. William Valentine
Address: Midland Highway, St Luke`s Church
City/Town: Campbell Town
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Public memorial erected at the grave of Dr William Valentine the town doctor who was involved in all aspects of Campbell Town's life. He also organized the viewing of the Transit of Venus in 1874.



Dr William Valentine was one of Campbell Town's most active early citizens. Valentine arrived in 1839 to be the hospital's doctor and became involved in many other aspects of the town until his death in 1876. He established Turkish baths, acted as Lay Preacher at the Anglican Church, was instrumental in the construction of St Luke's Sunday school, set up a reading room and library and built two pipe organs himself. He lived in the building now known as The Grange, which was built for him in 1847. His interests also included botany and astronomy and it was he who organised the viewing of the Transit of Venus in 1874.



It must be gratifying to the many friends of one who was known as the "good doctor " to know that the intention has been carried out of erecting a monument to mark the spot where the remains of a good man are laid. The design, in which simplicity and solidity have been studied as typical of the man, has been satisfactorily executed by Mr. Richards, of Ross, in its beautiful stone. It has been well and truly said that his life and character are his best and truest memorial, but it was felt to be good that one should be erected, "that they who came after and knew him not  might see." The monument is about eight feet high. On the central stone, a solid cube weighing about 2½ tons, is inscribed on the front panel :

WILLIAM VALENTINE,

Surgeon

Born at Martock, Somerset, England

Died at Campbell Town, 1876.

Aged 68



There is also an inscription to Mrs Valentine who lies beside him. The total cost of the monument is £120.

The Mercury (Hobart) 15th August 1877.




 



 



Edmund Charles Hobson
Edmund Charles Hobson
Address: College Crescent , Melbourne General Cemetery
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates the physician and naturalist.


In October 1844 he was gazetted to the first Victorian Medical Board. He was one of the promoters of the Melbourne Hospital and was appointed a physician to it in 1847 after regulations had been made to accept his Continental qualifications. He did not live, however, to see the first patients admitted in March 1848.


Edward Embley
Edward Embley
Address: Royal Parade, Melbourne University
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates anaesthetist Edward Embley who is remembered for his study of chloroform. This anaesthetic was known to depress the respiration and circulation, and to damage the liver and kidneys. It could also cause sudden death in the induction stage. Embley rejected the Hyderabad Commission`s findings of 1889-91 that these deaths were due to respiratory failure, a view which ignored the sudden deaths.


In 1899 he went as a week-end volunteer to the university`s physiology department, to work under (Sir) Charles Martin. The upshot was his classic paper of 1902. Embley proved sudden death under chloroform to be due to cardiac, not to respiratory failure. His paper aroused world wide interest. Henceforth, chloroform was to be given progressively, close watch upon the pulse and avoidance of surgical interference until anaesthesia was complete.


Elizabeth Kenny
Elizabeth Kenny
Address: Geddes Street, St Simon & St Jude Anglican Church
City/Town: Warialda
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial Baptistry and stained glass window dedicated to the memory of Sister Kenny. It is sponsored by the Kenny Foundation USA.


 


Elizabeth Kenny was born in Warialda in 1880 and overcame the lack of formal training to become a nursing sister and worked on troopships during World War One. In peacetime, she took an interest in the treatment of polio having opened her own hospital in 1913. When an epidemic occurred in Queensland in 1932, she set up her own clinic, introducing a technique of stimulating rather than immobilizing paralysed muscles. Medical establishment opposed her and in 1938 a Royal Commission condemned her techniques. With ths support of the Queensland Government, she introduced her techniques to the USA. Success followed there and “Kenny Clinics” were set up throughout the country.


Elizabeth Orr
Elizabeth Orr
Address: Liverpool Street, Queens`s Domain
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates Nurse Elizabeth Orr who was awarded the Royal Red Cross in 1919. The Royal Red Cross is a military decoration awarded in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth for exceptional services in military nursing.



Nurse Elizabeth Orr also known as “Sister Lizzie” was born in Hamilton, Tasmania.  As Tasmania did not send nurses to the South African War, those wishing to serve proceeded at their own discretion and expense. Reaching South Africa in January 1900, Orr joined Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. She served in military hospitals until 1902. On 19 June 1903, from Johannesburg, she joined the Australasian Trained Nurses' Association and later became a life member She continued to nurse in  South Africa privately until 1913.



When War World One broke out Lizzie returned to England and re-joined Q.A.I.M.N.S.R. In January 1919 she was awarded the Royal Red Cross. During the time she was serving in the  Palestine she came down with malaria and was sent back to England. After Nurse Orr recuperated she returned to duty at the Royal Herbert Military  Hospital, Woolwich.  After she returned home she continued  nursing until 1931 when she retired and entered  Lasswade Rest Home, Hobart . She died in 1945. 

 



Elizabeth Rosen
Elizabeth Rosen
Address: Murray Parade
City/Town: Koondrook
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Nurse Elizabeth Rosen who established the "Carnarvon" Private Hospital in Koondrook where she attended to patients from 1923 until her death in 1943.  She was a very active member of the community involved in the Red Cross, the Ladies Evacutaion Committee, St Pauls Ladies Guild and the CWA.



Eric Waine
Eric Waine
Address: Mona Road, Bowral & District Hospital
City/Town: Bowral
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gardens established in 1961 as a tribute to the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the hospital 1927-1960.


Euchariste Sirois
Euchariste Sirois
Address: Edmond Street
City/Town: Marburg
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Dr Euchariste Sirois established a private hospital at Marburg in 1912. Dr Sirois came to Queensland in 1909 after practicing in Denver, Colorado. He is also renowned as the `Father of the Warrego Highway`. Mrs Sirois was the Matron of Marburg Private Hospital.


Evershed Clock Tower Memorial
Evershed Clock Tower Memorial
Address: Gipps Street
City/Town: Bega
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial to Dr Montague Evershed who was born in 1841 in the United Kingdom.


Dr Evershed travelled to Australia as Ship`s Surgeon on the Agnes Muir and eventually settled in Australia marrying Bega girl Louisa Welby. He died in 1927 after a notable career of local community service spanning approximately 50 years. The clock was built in 1930. Stories abound of the heroic acts of Dr. Montague Evershed in the difficult circumstances prevalent at the time. The Clock Award has become the Bega Chamber`s symbol of reward for excellence in business or community service.


Frederick Alexander
Frederick Alexander
Address: Table Cape Road, near Lighthouse
City/Town: Table Cape
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates the pioneer of the "Alexander Technique" which was developed in Melbourne at the end of 19th century by F.Matthias Alexander who was born near Table Cape.



The technique is now taught throughout the world and focuses on the unconscious habitual ways in which we use ourselves - our patterns of posture, movement and responses to stressful situations - and teaches us to have conscious control over these aspects of ourselves.



Gemmel Tassie (Lions Rose Garden
Gemmel Tassie (Lions Rose Garden
Address: West Park Way & South Park Way, Gemmel Tassie Reserve
City/Town: McLaren Vale
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The Lions Rose Garden commemorates Dr. Gemmel Tassie for his service to the District since 1943 and celebrates his 90th birthday.



Dr Gemmel Tassie started his education at St Peters College with an ambition to study engineering which did not eventuate because lack of sponsorship and he decided to study medicine at the Adelaide University. 



He graduated in 1926 and started to practice medicine in the Murray Mallee. This was the time of the great depression and the community of Murrayville was severely affected. His income was minimal. He often accepted a fraction of his fee, in one instance one shilling as full settlement of his account for several pounds. Farm produce was often accepted as payment for services rendered.



In 1943, after eleven years he moved to McLaren Vale and for considerable time was the only general practitioner between the Adelaide Hills and Murray Bridge.  He was a strong supporter of the hospital at McLaren Vale, and when this was built he became the first Honorary Medical Officer of the Southern Districts War Memorial Hospital.



He was awarded the OAM in 1993. He excelled at bowls and was a president and a long-term patron of the McLaren Vale Bowling Club



 



Gemmel Tassie (Reserve)
Gemmel Tassie (Reserve)
Address: West Park Way & South Park Way, Gemmel Tassie Reserve
City/Town: McLaren Vale
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gemmel Tassie Reserve commemorates Dr. Gemmel Tassie and his service to the District for over 50 years.



Dr, Gemmel Tassie started his education at St Peters College with an ambition to study engineering which did not eventuate because lack of sponsorship and he decided to study medicine at the Adelaide University. 



He graduated in 1926 and started to practice medicine in the Murray Mallee. This was the time of the great depression and the community of Murrayville was severely affected. His income was minimal. He often accepted a fraction of his fee, in one instance one shilling as full settlement of his account for several pounds. Farm produce was often accepted as payment for services rendered.



In 1943, after eleven years he moved to McLaren Vale and for considerable time was the only general practitioner between the Adelaide Hills and Murray Bridge.  He was a strong supporter of the hospital at McLaren Vale, and when this was built he became the first Honorary Medical Officer of the Southern Districts War Memorial Hospital.



He was awarded the OAM in 1993. He excelled at bowls and was a president and a long-term patron of the McLaren Vale Bowling Club



 



George Bass
George Bass
Address: 240 Spring Street
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Bronze tablet at building of the British Medical Association, in honour of him being the first doctor of medicine in Australia


Gertrude Ella Mead
Gertrude Ella Mead
Address: 6 Sundercombe Street, Silver Chain Headquarters
City/Town: Osborne Park
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates medical practitioner Gertrude Ella Mead (1867-1919).



During World War One, Dr Mead, an honorary life member of the St John Ambulance Brigade and a Perth divisional surgeon in 1915-19, lectured to Red Cross nurses and was an honorary medical officer at the Fremantle Base Hospital in 1918. Mrs Muriel Chase, who founded the Silver Chain Association, credited Dr Mead with the suggestion to use surplus donations for the salary of a district nurse in Perth. Dr Mead joined the committee of the Silver Chain Nursing League in 1912.



Gilbert Edward Phillips
Gilbert Edward Phillips
Address: Falcon & Miller Streets, North Sydney Boys High School
City/Town: Crows Nest
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gates erected by the Old Falconians Union to the memory of a former president 1905-1952 who was an eminent surgeon.  The Old Falconians Union is the alumni body of the school. The name "Old Falconians" is derived from Falcon Street which is the address of the school.


During World War 11, Dr Gilbert Phillips was a neurosurgeon who rushed from England to Austria to try to save the life of American General George Patton who had been injured (mortally as it proved) in a car accident. He was temporary lieutenant colonel and officer-in-charge of the surgical division of the hospital for head injuries, St Hugh's College, Oxford. From 1947 he endeavoured to have a centre founded in Sydney for the diagnosis of nervous diseases in returned servicemen. The Northcott Neurological Centre was opened in November 1951.


 


Henry Douglas Stephens
Henry Douglas Stephens
Address: 50 Flemington Road , Royal Children`s Hospital
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The Henry Douglas Stephens Memorial Operating Theatre at the Royal Children`s Hospital was named in honour of  Henry Douglas Stephens (1877-1952), paediatric surgeon.


Stephens served at the Royal Children's Hospital for forty-five years and was also a consultant paediatrician at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne, from 1931–45. He co-founded the Melbourne Paediatric Society. From 1935 to 1940 he was Dean of the Clinical School at the Royal Children's Hospital, and he was a councillor of the Royal Victorian College of Nursing and the Victorian Society for Crippled Children.


Henry Grattan Douglass
Henry Grattan Douglass
Address: City Road, University of Sydney
City/Town: Camperdown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Henry Grattan Douglass (1790-1865), doctor of medicine and public servant , is commemorated at the University of Sydney by his coat of arms in stone on the south side of the entrance to the Great Hall, and in a stained glass window in the south porch of the main building.


Douglass arrived in Sydney in May 1821 with his family and a letter of introduction from Earl Bathurst to Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who placed him in charge of the general hospital at Parramatta. In addition to his hospital work at Parramatta, he was superintendent of the Female Factory and had a private practice.


Douglass played an early part in the founding of Sydney University. He was elected to fill a casual vacancy in 1853 and upheld, without much success, a policy of expansion. He was a member of the medical faculty committee and remained a senator until 1865.

 


 


Henry James Herbert Scott
Henry James Herbert Scott
Address: Stafford Street, Scott Memorial Hospital
City/Town: Scone
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Scott Memorial Hospital was named in honour of  Henry James Herbert Scott (1858–1910) physician and cricketer. 


In March 1889  Scott bought the practice at Scone and became government medical officer, public vaccinator and medical officer at Scone Hospital. He built up an extensive practice among country families who organized relays of horses at appropriate stages and provided escorts for flooded crossings. He often assisted at Muswellbrook Hospital particularly in surgical cases and epidemics. Kindly and generous, he attended his poorer patients without payment. Scott was a magistrate from the early 1890s and mayor of Scone in 1893-97 and 1899-1900.


Scott was also a keen cricketer and captained the Australian team in England in 1886. 


Hoare Sisters
Hoare Sisters
Address: Aitken Avenue, District Hospital
City/Town: Donald
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Gates of district hospital in memory of pioneer nurses Catherine and Elizabeth Hoare for their nursing service and the the achievements and dedication of nursing in the district.


Catherine and Elizabeth Hoare conducted a private hospital for many years, and were known affectionately as Nurse Kitty and Sister Lizzie. After their retirement the hospital became a bush nursing hospital and when the Donald District hospital was built the opportunity to honour them was taken. Catherine died in 1939 and Elizabeth in 1963.


Horace Pern
Horace Pern
Address: McCartin Street
City/Town: Leongatha
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial clock commemorates local doctor


Isabella Ross
Isabella Ross
Address: Keppel Street, Queen Elizabeth Maternal & Child Welfare Centre
City/Town: Carlton
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates the work of Isabella Ross who was educated at the universities of Melbourne and Glasgow.


Ross worked as a Clinical Assistant at the Queen Victoria, Royal Women`s and Children`s hospitals. Actively involved with infant welfare she helped establish the first Victorian baby clinic at Richmond in June 1917 and became a central figure in the Victorian Baby Health Centres Association. On 9 June 1938, Isabella Younger Ross was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her services as secretary to the Baby Health Centre Association of Victoria.


James Louis Edgeworth Somers
James Louis Edgeworth Somers
Address: Nepean Highway
City/Town: Mornington
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Cairn with sundial commemorates Dr. James Louis Edgeworth Somers, local physician


James Ramsay
James Ramsay
Address: 246 Malvern Road, Princes Gardens
City/Town: Prahran
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

A drinking fountain , with funds raised by a group of individuals with the support of the Prahran City Council, was erected to the memory of Dr. James Kerr Ramsey. The fountain, no longer in working order, is made of basalt and marble with granite columns and lead letters for the inscription. The fountain once stood in front of the church. 


James Kerr Ramsay graduated in medicine in Glasgow in 1863. He arrived in Victoria in 1870 and practiced in Koroit before taking becoming resident medical officer at the Alfred Hospital in Prahran. In 1872 he resigned from the hospital and took up a practice in South Yarra. In 1900 he purchased land at 244 Malvern Road which is still used as a surgery. He was known for his generosity to poorer members of the community. 


John Flynn
John Flynn
Address: Bingle Street
City/Town: Flynn
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates the birth of the Right Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Inland Mission. The Memorial was commissioned by the National Capital Development Commission and approved by the Canberra National Memorials Committee and by the then Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and Leader of the Opposition Bill Hayden.



The memorial plaque is located within the Canberra suburb of Flynn`s only community facility land near the Flynn Primary School that was controversially closed by the Stanhope Government in December 2006. The Education Minister, Andrew Barr, who administered the school closures, held onto the plaque and refused to give it back until he was advised it was a Commonwealth asset. The badly bent plaque was then side-passed to the Department of Territory and Municipal Services. The Education Department removed the plaque and obliterated the memorial wall by concreting over the engraved Flynn name.  ACT Government representatives returned the stolen and damaged plaque without apology or admission of wrongdoing and the National Capital Authority placed it on the restored memorial wall for rededication.



A memorial plaque commemorating the life and work of the Reverend Dr John Flynn, the founder of what, is now the Royal Flying Doctor Service, was unveiled yesterday by Miss Helen Simpson, the daughter of Dr George Simpson, who was Dr Flynn's long-time assistant. Representatives of the Service, the Uniting Church National Mission Frontier Services and the Goldfields' Historical and Arts Society attended the ceremony. 



The memorial is the result of a two year plan to make the Flynn Primary School and suburb of Flynn, both named after him, and Canberra as a whole, more aware of this widely acclaimed development in Australia's history, particularly as Tuesday marks the centenary of Dr Flynn's birth. The Canberra Memorials Committee agreed to a proposal for a memorial to be set up near the school.

The Canberra Times (ACT), 23rd September 1980.





 



 



Lillian Cooper
Lillian Cooper
Address: 455 Main Street, St. Mary`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Kangaroo Point
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Window and altar commemorates the medical practitioner who was awarded Serbian Order of St Sava for her work.


Lillian came to Brisbane in May 1891 and in June became the first female doctor registered in Queensland. Induced to work for an alcoholic doctor, she finally secured a cancellation of her contract and was boycotted professionally for two years. She was allowed to join the Medical Society of Queensland in 1893, and later became an honorary in the Hospital for Sick Children and the Lady Lamington Hospital for Women. In 1905 she became associated with the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and stayed with it for the rest of her life.


Lord Florey
Lord Florey
Address: North Terrace
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Bust commemorates Howard Florey, the South Australian scientist who discovered penicillin.



Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey OM FRS (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the making of penicillin. Fleming first observed the antibiotic properties of the mould that makes penicillin, but it was Chain and Florey who developed it into a useful treatment.



Florey's discoveries are estimated to have saved over 6 million lives, in Australia. Florey is regarded by the Australian scientific and medical community as one of its greatest scientists.



 



Louise Riggall
Louise Riggall
Address: Johnson Street, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Maffra
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

A plaque commemorates nurses Louise Riggall.



With the outbreak of the First World War Louise Riggall joined the Voluntary Aid Detachments of the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross in Australia. She served in Australia, Egypt and France. Because of her fluency in the French language she was placed in charge of the Red Cross store at the hospital in Rouen, where she died from a cerebral haemorrhage on 31st August 1918.



The tablet to Louie Riggall, was erected by her family when the Shire Committee refused to include her on the shire roll, as they did not believe, being a British VAD, that she fulfilled the enlistment criteria.



Lovell Byass
Lovell Byass
Address: Cliff Street
City/Town: Portland
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

An engraved stone tablet in a concrete base on the foreshore, commemorates the site of the house of Dr Lovell Byass, the first doctor in Portland. He lived partly as a pastoralist and as a doctor until 1874.



Lucy Osburn
Lucy Osburn
Address: George Street, Surgeons Court, off Nurses Walk
City/Town: The Rocks
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates the first lady superintendent of the Nursing Sydney Hospital .



Lucy Osburn arrived in 1868 accompanied by five trained nurses following the Sir Henry Parkes appeal to Florence Nightingale for trained nurses for the Sydney Infirmary. Lucy Osburn trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and also at the Kaiserwerth Hospital near Dussledorf in Germany, which had greatly influenced Florence Nightingale’s ideas. She was identified as ‘an outstanding graduate’ at the Nightingale School and set sail for Australia following her appointment as Superintendent and Chief Female Officer of the Sydney Infirmary (later called the Sydney Hospital).



Together with five other Nightingale nurses, Ms Osburn arrived in Sydney in 1868, where she encountered appalling conditions, and hostility from medical staff. She spent the next 12 years transforming the hospital and training nurses in the Nightingale tradition.



Miss Osburn left Sydney in 1884. She died on 22 December 1891.



Note : The inscription on the plaque is believed to contain historical inaccuracies particularly in relation to her date of birth. A book "Lucy Osburn, a Lady Displaced: Florence Nightingale's envoy to Australia " by Judith Godden contains a more historically accurate account of her life.

 



Malcom Trudinger
Malcom Trudinger
Address: Beach Terrace, M. A. Trudinger Memorial Park
City/Town: Elliston
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine
The M. A. Trudinger Memorial Park commemorates Malcom August Trudinger who practised medicine on the Eyre Peninsula from 1930 to 1964

Matron Irwin
Matron Irwin
Address: O`Donnell Street, Wyndham Historical Society Museum
City/Town: Wyndham
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial tablet erected by returned soldiers and residents of Wyndham in memory of Matron Irwin who was in charge of Wyndham Hospital. Matron Irwin was a victim of a fever epidemic and died in July 1936. She was held in high esteem by the residents of the district.



When fever broke out, Matron Irwin and Doctor Coto, The Flying Doctor in the area, fought the outbreak for weeks. When the epidemic was subsiding, Matron Irwin through exhaustion and lack of sleep succumbed to the fever and in spite of the desperate fight by Doctor Coto she died. Matron Irwin was a war nurse and the returned soldiers of the district subscribed to the cost of the tablet and the unveiling. The "Diggers" marched in a parade to the beat of drums through the town to the hospital where the Chief Commonwealth Veterinary Officer, Mr E.J.Tomlin, unveiled the bronze plaque.

The West Australian (Perth), 24th July 1936, Northern Times (Carnarvon), 26th June 1937.



Matron Robison
Matron Robison
Address: 187-197 Leura Mall, St David`s Presbyterian Church
City/Town: Leura
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Stain glass window of Florence Nightingale with Crimean War soldiers in memory of Mrs Robison, matron of the Queen Victoria Sanatorium at Wentworth Falls. 


Matron Robison, who died in 1958, was the widow of an Australian doctor who had died in Germany while seeking a cure for his tuberculosis in the late 1890s. His young widow, a nurse, returned to Sydney to turn her grief to practical ends and she opened a TB clinic on Olympian Parade at Leura in 1900. 


Matron Weber & Dr. Joel
Matron Weber & Dr. Joel
Address: Pier Street
City/Town: Altona
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates the services of Matron I.P. Weber and Dr. L. Joel and marks the site of the first hospital in Altona.


Mother Mary Berchmans
Mother Mary Berchmans
Address: 41 Victoria Parade, St Vincent`s Hospital
City/Town: Fitzroy
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Bronze bust by Paul Montford commemorates Anne (Mother M. Berchmans) Daly (1860-1924), founder of hospitals.



In 1892 she was appointed superior of the Sisters of Charity in Melbourne and was responsible not only for St Patrick's but for four other primary schools established by the sisters between 1891 and 1897.



Meanwhile, on her visits to the sick poor in the inner city area, she had become convinced of the need for a hospital administered by the sisters, similar to St Vincent's, Sydney. She received practical encouragement and in 1893, as a temporary measure, she established the first St Vincent's Hospital in a 'low roofed, old-fashioned boarding house' at 3 Albert Terrace. As rectress, she helped to prepare the young trainee nurses for examinations and arranged their practical work. When the building fund raised £10,000, she planned the new hospital (opened in 1905) and the re-siting of what became known as the Catholic Ladies' College. The hospital had been granted its first government subsidy in 1903, and that year its training school for nurses was established and affiliated to the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses' Association.



Nurse Sarah Schwarzel
Nurse Sarah Schwarzel
Address: Tower Street & Anderson Avenue
City/Town: Panania
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Fountain erected by public subscription to Sarah Ann Schwarzel who was midwife in the East Hills area from 1894. Known as the " Granny of 1000 babies ", she was the only resident medical help in East Hills for many years. She died in 1937.


Robin Miller Dicks
Robin Miller Dicks
Address: Wessex Road, Jandakot Airport
City/Town: Jandakot
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial to pilot and nurse known as "The Sugar Bird Lady"


Robin Miller (7 December 1940 – 7 December 1975), known as "The Sugarbird Lady", was an Australian aviatrix and nurse. The name "The Sugarbird Lady" was given to her by outback Aboriginal children during her work combatting polio. She died of cancer at the age of 35.


After obtaining a private pilot licence and a commercial flying licence while training as a nurse, she approached the Western Australian Department of Health to ask permission to fly to northern Western Australia in order to carry out a vaccination programme. Permission granted, she borrowed money for a Cessna 182 and set out on her first flight on 22 May 1967. After travelling to remote communities, she would treat children with the Sabin vaccine in sugar lumps. She later flew with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS), after carrying out nine aircraft delivery flights for them. in 1973 she was sponsored along with Rosemary de Pierres to compete in the 1973 All Women’s Transcontinental Air Race across the United States, a.k.a. The Powder Puff Derby, finishing sixth past the finishing post.




After her death, Dicks set up a AUD$50,000 memorial foundation to help nurses get flying licences.

 


Sandy MacDougall
Sandy MacDougall
Address: McLeod & Station Streets
City/Town: Carrum
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates local chemist and former Mayor and Councillor. Plaque is on bench seating outside his former shop (now Aldi`s).


Known as a charismatic councillor, he was remembered by the community as a miracle worker in his chemist shop. Sandy was a prisoner of war in World War Two and it is said that his skills in pharmaceutical work saved many lives. He collected many plants during this time and his MacDougall's Health Oil was a must in every home in Carrum.


Sir Benjamin Rank, Mr Len Swinden. Mr Arthur Wrigley
Sir Benjamin Rank, Mr Len Swinden. Mr Arthur Wrigley
Address: Grattan Street, Royal Melbourne Hospital
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque honours three former staff members of The Royal Melbourne Hospital and their efforts to conserve and promote the hospital’s history.


The men founded the RMH Archives Committee in 1979 and were instrumental in the construction of the Historical Room at the RMH City campus. Using a ₤25,000 donation from esteemed RMH Board member, Dame Merlyn Myer, the Historical Room was established and opened on 13 May 1980 on the first floor, beside the boardroom. It was renamed the Merlyn Myer Historical Room in her honour in 2001.


In mid-2007, a replacement room was constructed on the ground floor, using the original materials. The new Merlyn Myer Historical Room was officially reopened on 20 March 2008 - the 160th anniversary of the laying of the original foundation stone of the hospital.


Designed to reflect the style and atmosphere of the late nineteenth century, the room features items of historical importance including artworks, objects, furniture and books. Thirty years on and the room remains a focal point for staff and visitors to reflect on the history of the hospital.


Sir Benjamin is regarded as the father of plastic surgery in Australia. He pioneered the field following World War II, building on accomplishments in his wartime surgery. He enjoyed a long and colourful association with the RMH spanning 52 years. Sir Benjamin was Foundation Chairman of the RMH Archives Committee from 1979-87. Mr Swinden was the highly respected Executive Director of RMH from 1964 until his retirement in 1984, and played a leading role in the development of health services throughout Australia. After retiring, he continued as a member of the RMH Archives Commitee until his death in 2006, representing an involvement with the hospital for more than 50 years. Mr Wigley retired as Medical Illustration Manager in 2008, after a career of 38 years photographing medical treatment developments, events and people. 

 


Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn
Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn
Address: City Road, University of Sydney
City/Town: Camperdown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Chancellor's garden commemorates the work of  Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn (1874-1972), physician and university chancellor


Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn KCMG, OBE (22 April 1874 – 20 July 1972) was an Australian university chancellor and physician. Mainly known as a long-serving chancellor and board member of the University of Sydney (he served in the university as board member from 1942 to 1964), he was also a councillor of the Australian Medical Association and the Association of Physicians of Australasia.


 


Sir Herbert Henry Schlink
Sir Herbert Henry Schlink
Address: Missenden Road, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
City/Town: Camperdown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Bust by Andor Meszaros commemorates Sir Herbert Henry Schlink (1883-1962), gynaecologist and hospital administrator.


In 1922 Herbert became Honorary Gynaecological Surgeon to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he had not sought a similar post in other hospitals, always believing in the principle of “one man – one hospital” as the best for the individual and for the institution.


In 1925 he was elected a Director of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital becoming Vice-Chairman of the Board of Management seven years later. In 1934, he became Chairman, an office he continued to hold for 28 years. It was in this capacity that his extraordinary powers of vision, tenacity and persuasion, ably assisted by the Board, transformed the Hospital from a small unit of some 600 beds to a great city hospital of over 1400 beds


 Herbert Schlink founded the King George V Hospital Memorial Hospital for Mothers and Babies in 1958. As a gynaecologist, Herbert pioneered the use of cobalt ray therapy in treating pelvic cancer and instigated the systematic follow-up of cancer patients.


Sir Hugh Poate
Sir Hugh Poate
Address: George & Bathurst Streets, St Andrews Cathedral
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Plaque commemorates Sir Hugh Raymond Guy Poate ,a Sydney surgeon, who was first Chancellor of the Order of St. John in Australia.



Deeply interested in the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Poate joined the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1913 and was State commissioner in 1929-42; the brigade flourished under his direction. He influenced all areas of the work of the order and its relations with its English headquarters and the Crown; in 1935 he was appointed knight of grace. When a commandery was formed to unite the order's State branches in 1942, Poate became its administrative head. In 1947, when the commandery was granted priory status as an independent branch of the English order, Poate became its chief executive as sub-prior, then chancellor. Under his direction, St John rose to national prominence as a voluntary agency specializing in health care and training. In 1955 he became the first Australian to be promoted bailiff grand cross.



Sir John Ramsey
Sir John Ramsey
Address: 274-280 Charles Street , Level 2, Launceston General Hospital
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The Sir John Ramsay Memorial Library at the Launceston General Hospital was established in his memory in 1944.



Ramsay was surgeon-superintendent, Launceston General Hospital 1898-1912, when he commenced private practice at St Margaret's, a hospital which he designed and built himself. In 1906 he performed the first successful resuscitation of the heart by massage in Australia, opening the thorax of a patient who had clinically died during an operation.



The Ramsay Memorial Library Fund is growing steadily. Additions to the general committee raising this fund to provide the General Hospital with a medical reference library, to be known as the Sir John Ramsay Memorial Library, are Senator C. A. Lamp and Messrs. H. C. Barnard, M.H.R.. J. Hadfield. E. E. Jackson, A. J. Higgins, A. Hollingsworth and J. Gordon Duncan. In forwarding a cheque for £5 5/- Mr. J. A. Birchall. managing director of Birchalls, writes: "We have very much pleasure in subscribing to this fund, as it will provide both a memorial to the work of Sir John and a very necessary medical library."

Examiner (Launceston), 11th December 1943.



 



Sir MacFarlane Burnett
Sir MacFarlane Burnett
Address: Franklin Street
City/Town: Traralgon
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates the centenary of the birth of Sir Frank MacFarlane Burnet in Traralgon. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1923 and joined the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI).


His early research focussed on bacteriology but his major contributions were in virology. In 1944 he was appointed Director of WEHI and during his 21-year tenure the institute became a world leader in the study of the influenza virus and immunology. In 1960, he shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine with Peter Medawar of Britain for the discovery of acquired immunological tolerance, which paved the way for successful human organ transplants.


Sister Eileen Quinn
Sister Eileen Quinn
Address: Louise & Jack Streets, Atherton Hospital
City/Town: Atherton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Eileen Quinn who served Malanada and Dsitrict as a nursing sister from 1959 to 1973.



Sister Kenny
Sister Kenny
Address: Tooth & Sister Kenny Street, Sister Kenny Memorial Park
City/Town: Nobby
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Sister Elizabeth Kenny who was a pioneer in the treatment of Infantile Paralysis or polio, one of the world`s most devastating diseases. Her revolutionary treatment was rejected by the Australian medical establishment, but in the United States she was seen as a miracle worker and became a celebrity so much so that in 1946 a Hollywood movie was made about her life.


Sister Kenny
Sister Kenny
Address: Victoria & Harris Streets, Milne Bay Memorial Pool
City/Town: Toowoomba
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Sister Kenny saw many victims of poliomyelitis and gradually developed her own methods of treating these patients. Her treatment, which concentrated on strengthening the muscles and encouraged patients to abandon their braces and splints and undertake active movements, was opposed by the medical profession but received strong community and political support. In 1932 she established a treatment clinic in Townsville and despite continuing opposition from the medical profession clinics using her methods were later opened in Brisbane and elsewhere.


Sister Kenny House
Sister Kenny House
Address: Tooth Street
City/Town: Nobby
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Sister Elizabeth Kenny who was a pioneer in the treatment of Infantile Paralysis or polio, one of the world`s most devastating diseases. Her revolutionary treatment was rejected by the Australian medical establishment, but in the United States she was seen as a miracle worker and became a celebrity so much so that in 1946 a Hollywood movie was made about her life. Sister Kenny was the founder and first president of the CWA in Nobby in 1925 and is buried in the cemetery.


Sister Kenny Memorial
Sister Kenny Memorial
Address: The Strand
City/Town: Townsville
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Elizabeth Kenny (1880 - 1952) who was an Australian nursing sister who became world famous for her revolutionary treatment of infantile paralysis or poliomyelitis (polio). This treatment involved the application of hot packs, and the exercising of the children`s limbs, at first passively and then with graduated active movements.



Her theories were developed while working as a bush nurse and during her service as a nurse in World War One. She earned a reputation for helping patients that doctors considered hopeless cases.



Sister Kenny Memorial Swimming Pool
Sister Kenny Memorial Swimming Pool
Address: 60 Tank Street
City/Town: Gladstone
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Sister Kenny Memorial Swimming Pool


Sister Kenny Mural
Sister Kenny Mural
Address: Tooth Street, Sister Kenny House
City/Town: Nobby
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the death of Sister Kenny.


Sister May Hayman
Sister May Hayman
Address: 45 Constitution Avenue, St John the Baptist Anglican Church
City/Town: Reid
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial window commemorates Sister May Hayman.  Sister Hayman  was on the staff of the Canberra Hospital and was a regular parishioner of St John’s before joining the New Guinea Mission in 1936. She was martyred in New Guinea during the Second World War.



Sister Hayman was based at Gona, which had its own mission, school and hospital. She had been in charge of the hospital since 1939. Originally from Adelaide, she went to Papua in 1937 after nursing service that included Canberra. Teaching at the Gona mission school was Miss Mavis Parkinson, from Ipswich. She was to meet the same terrible fate with May Hayman.



As soon as Japan entered the war it was realised the missionaries on Papua’s north-east coast would be in extreme danger. That risk intensified when Japanese forces made their initial landing at Buna, not far from Gona, on July 21 1942 . They were heading for the Kokoda Track, with Port Moresby their aim. By July 22 they were in Gona.  Sister Hayman and Mavis Parkinson had promised their bishop that if there was a Japanese landing they would head for an inland mission.



The women managed to get away and were in hiding near a place called Siai. One report, however, said a local sorcerer threatened to kill all Europeans, saying they were a threat to the villagers. May Hayman and Mavis Parkinson were found and betrayed to the Japanese. They were taken to a coffee plantation near Popondetta where graves had been dug - and they were repeatedly bayoneted.



The exact date of their deaths hasn’t been recorded, but it was believed to have been late August 1942. After the Japanese withdrawal the bodies were exhumed, in January, 1943, and reinterred at Sangara.



At St. John's Church tonight Bishop Burgmann will dedicate a stained glass window in memory of Sister May Hayman, who was killed by the Japanese at Gona whilst engaged on mission work during the war. The service will coincide with the 108th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Church. Sister Hayman was for many years a member of the staff of Canberra Hospital prior to volunteering for mission service.



The stained glass window, which is a gift from the congregation, and is contained in the nave wall, pictures Sister Hayman in her uniform, and the head of a Papuan, among whom she was working at the time of the Japanese invasion.

The Canberra Times, 11th May 1949, Port Lincoln Times (SA), 9th June 1949.



Susan Bell McGahey
Susan Bell McGahey
Address: Missenden Road, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
City/Town: Camperdown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

 Memorial tablet unveiled to Susan Bell McGahey (1862-1919), hospital matron and reformer.


In July 1891 McGahey was appointed matron at (Royal) Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, specifically to reform the nursing department. Over the next thirteen years, McGahey made nurse training more rigorous and systematic, employed wardsmaids to take over the heavy cleaning previously done by probationers, appointed senior nurses to newly established administrative positions and founded the Prince Alfred Trained Nurses' Reunion. These reforms raised the status of nursing at the hospital and brought McGahey international acclaim.


Thomas Ambrose Bowen
Thomas Ambrose Bowen
Address: Pakington Street, West Park
City/Town: Geelong West
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Monument erected in memory of Thomas Ambrose Bowen, pioneer of the Bowen technique an alternative therapy for the treatment of muscular skeletal and neurological disorders. The monument was unveiled in 2002, the 20th anniversary of his death.



Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982) began developing his technique in the 1950s in Geelong, Australia. He became interested in ways to alleviate human suffering and began to notice that certain moves on the body had particular effects. Tom Bowen developed his technique without having previous formal training in any modality or discipline. In fact, he frequently stated that his work was 'a gift from God'. He continued to develop and refine the technique throughout his lifetime with the help of his friend and secretary, Rene Horwood.



Mr. Bowen was extremely busy in his Geelong clinic, performing about 13,000 treatments a year. This was verified by the 1975 Victorian govern­ment inquiry into alternative health care professionals. Considering treatments were seven days apart and most people needed only one to three treatments, an amazing number of clients passed through the clinic and benefited from his gift. Mr. Bowen also held free clinics for children, people with disabilities, and community service workers.



Thomas Edmeades
Thomas Edmeades
Address: Mosman Street, Edmeades Park
City/Town: Charters Towers
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Park commemorates Thomas Edmeades who was a doctor who served in Charters Towers from 1916 to 1971


Thomas Fiaschi & Piero Fiaschi
Thomas Fiaschi & Piero Fiaschi
Address: Macquarie Street, Sydney Hospital
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates father and son medical practitioners.



Thomas Fiaschi was a bold and enterprising practitioner and a good teacher; his keenness did not fade with the years. He did pioneering work in Listerian surgery, the treatment of exophthalmic goitre, hydatid disease and in bone surgery. He was a president of the Australasian Trained Nurses` Association. Piero Fiaschi set up a highly successful practice at 178 Phillip Street, became a genito-urinary specialist and an authority on venereal disease. He was clinical assistant at Sydney Hospital in 1936-46.



Thomas Rowlands
Thomas Rowlands
Address: Warwick Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Ipswich
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Commemorates Doctor Thomas Rowlands, who came to Ipswich in 1854, and was also an accomplished surgeon. He ran a busy medical practice. He identified microfilaria in the urine of a patient which was said to be of great interest to Joseph Bancroft. He died at the early age of 54 in 1876 from erysipelas. His funeral procession was two kilometres in length. A poem was written in his honour and several public meetings were held to raise money for a suitable memorial.


Turner Memorial Stone
Turner Memorial Stone
Address: Tambellup West Road & Lovegrove Streets
City/Town: Tambellup
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

The Turner Memorial Stone dedicated to the memory of Nurse Turner is located at the site of the former private hospital run by Nurse Turner for the benefit of the Tambellup district from 1912-1935. Nurse Turner died in Perth in 1935 at the age of 67. 



Victor Chang
Victor Chang
Address: Victoria & Burton Street, Green Park
City/Town: Darlinghurst
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial and garden to pioneering heart surgeon who was tragically killed in a bungled kidnap attempt in 1991.


Victor Chang was not only an accomplished surgeon, he was also a respected humanitarian and skilled campaigner responsible for the development of Australia`s National Heart Transplant Program. The Program has performed more than 1200 successful heart, heart-lung, and single lung transplants at St Vincent`s hospital since 1984. He died tragically in Sydney on July 4th,1991.


W. MacGillivray
W. MacGillivray
Address: MacGillvray Drive
City/Town: Broken Hill
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Memorial drive in memory of the physician and naturalist.


William David K. MacGillivray was a medical practitioner in Broken Hill 1901-33, where he had a good reputation as a surgeon. He was a keen amateur ornithologist, who wrote a number of articles and papers on birds. At the time of his death he was working on a book on Australian birds for use in schools. As his hearing deteriorated towards the end of his life, he could no longer hear some bird notes, and turned his attention to native flora, establishing his own herbarium.


William Hewitt
William Hewitt
Address: 28 Warrandyte Road, Maternal & Child Welfare Centre
City/Town: Richmond
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

 Plaque commemorates the work of Dr. William E.Hewitt medical officer for Ringwood from 1930 to 1966. 


William Russ Pugh
William Russ Pugh
Address: St John & Elizabeth Streets, Princes Park
City/Town: Launceston
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Medicine

Statue of Dr Will Russ Pugh who was the first to use ether in surgery in Australia.



William Russ Pugh (1806–97) was a medical practitioner credited with administering the first surgical anaesthetic in the southern hemisphere. Pugh received instruction in Edinburgh and Dublin, and in 1835 set up practice in Launceston. An enthusiastic experimenter, he produced coal gas to light his house, and the ether for his anaesthetics.



On 7 June 1847 he performed two operations at St John`s Hospital, removing a tumour from a woman`s jaw and cataracts from a man, under ether anaesthesia. That day he wrote an account of the procedures for the Australian Medical Journal.



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