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21-April-2019
21-April-2019
Photographs supplied by Michael Doncaster

The memorial 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. During 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.

Location

Address:Bathurst Street (Kamilaroi Highway), Brewarrina Shire Council, Brewarrina, 2829
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.961047
Long: 146.857486
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Medicine
Approx. Event End Date:1953

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1985
Front Inscription

                      This Memorial
Was Erected Following Voluntary Contributions
Made By All Sections Of The Communities Of
Goodooga, Weilmoringle And Brewarrina
In Recognition Of Over Thirty Two Years
        Of Untiring Service Given By
          DR. TONY LOPES, MBE

These Stones Which Have Been In The Area Since Time
Began Represent Dr Lopes, A Mother And Her Children.
                      1953 - 1985

Source: MA
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