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Western Australia - Concept

Principal Medical Officer (1895 - 1911)

From
1895
To
1911
Categories
Public Servant

The Principal Medical Officer was the senior administrator of the Medical Department, which was created as part of the Colonial Secretary's Department in 1895. The position was responsible for all hospitals in Western Australia, including the Fremantle Asylum and Whitby Falls Hospital. The part-time superintendents of those institutions reported to the Principal Medical Officer.

Timeline

 1830 - 1895 Colonial Surgeon
       1895 - 1911 Principal Medical Officer

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  • 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. p.28, 39. Details

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. p.28, 39..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser