The Colonial Surgeon was a position in the Colonial Secretary's Office. The Colonial Surgeon was the chief medical officer for the Colony of Western Australia. The chief medical officer was responsible for the health of children and young people in the State's orphanages, hospitals and mental health institutions during the years in which the governance infrastructure in Western Australia was being established.
1830 - 1895 Colonial Surgeon
1895 - 1911 Principal Medical Officer
Sources used to compile this entry: Ellis, A.S., Eloquent Testimony : the Story of the Mental Health Services in Western Australia, 1830-1975, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia, 1984. pp.28, 39..
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 23 April 2013, Last modified: 7 February 2019