Northern Territory of Australia
The Health Office was created in 1912 with a separate Medical Officer for Health as its head. Dr Mervyn J Holmes was appointed to this position. The Health Office was responsible for public health administration. In 1916 Dr H Leighton Jones was appointed as Medical Officer and also replaced Dr Holmes as Acting Chief Health Officer. With these two positions combined the Health Office became known as the Department of (Public) Health in 1916.
1912 - 1916 Health Office
1916 - 1928 Department of Public Health
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 17 May 2012, Last modified: 25 September 2013