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Herbert Russell : 07-December-2012
Herbert Russell : 07-December-2012
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The plaque, featuring a bas relief portrait, commemorates Dr Herbert Henry Russell, who was the former Medical Officer for the City of Unley from 1906 to 1951. The plaque was unveiled in the Town Hall on the 8th June 1952. 

Dr. Herbert Henry Ernest Russell, OBE, of Unley, died yesterday afternoon aged 74. He is being buried in North Road Cemetery this afternoon. Dr. Russell, who last year completed 50 years' medical practice, was Unley health officer for 45 years. During World War II he was director of emergency medical services and controller of VADs.
News (Adelaide), 11 July 1951.

The Mayor of Unley (Mr. C. S. Coogan) unveiled a plaque in memory of Dr. H. H. E. Russell in the foyer of the Unley City Hall yesterday afternoon. Dr. Russell, who died last year, was Unley's medical officer for 45 years. The gathering included members of the BMA, Unley City Council and staff. Red Cross Society, and Rotary Club of Unley. Dr. E. A. H. Russell acknowledged the tribute paid to his late brother. He thanked the arts master at St. Peter's College (Mr. J. H. Choate), who designed the plaque from a photograph, and Mr. A. Brooks, of the SA Brass Engineering Co. Ltd., who executed the work in bronze. The mayor said that Dr. Russell had raised the position of medical officer of health to such a high standard that the University of Adelaide had sent medical students to Unley to study at first-hand that branch of a doctor's work. 
Advertiser (Adelaide), 9 June 1952.


Address:Unley Road & Oxford Terrace, Town Hall, Unley, 5061
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.949166
Long: 138.607221
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1906
Approx. Event End Date:1951
Designer:Mr. J. H. Choate
Monument Manufacturer:Mr. A. Brooks (SA Brass Engineering Company Linited)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 8th June, 1952
Front Inscription

In remembrance of Herbert Henry Ernest Russell O.B.E., K.St.J., V.D., M.D. Adel., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.E.

Medical Officer of Health for the City of Unley 1906 - 1951 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au