The Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology was founded in 1935 by a dedicated group of radiologists who wanted to ensure the specialty was formally recognised and its practitioners properly trained.
In 1949, the Association became the College of Radiologists (Australia and New Zealand). The College continued to grow and evolve and in 1998, the organisation took on its current name, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
Records management and collecting policies
The Trainor Owen Collection contains archives of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and its antecedents; private papers of radiologists and radiation oncologists associated with the industry, including photographs, technical manuals, manuscripts and a medical library.
The Trainor Owen Collection is an archive, museum and library recording the history of our professions in Australia and New Zealand. It contains materials about:
• the history of RANZCR and its predecessors
• the history of clinical radiology and radiation oncology in Australia and New Zealand, including significant individual contributions, and
• developments in clinical radiology and radiation oncology equipment and treatments.
Finding aids, guides and publications
Owen, Morris, The Archives of the College. Australasian Radiology, Vol 12, 1968, p 195.
Owen, Morris, Archives of the College, Guide to the Herbert Roy Sear Collection. Australasian Radiology, Vol 13, p 268.
Owen, Morris, The Archives of the College: The Radium Certificates in the Sear Collection. Australasian Radiology, Vol 14, p 332.
Tate, Audrey, Shadows and Substance – The History of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists 1949-1999. Allen Unwin, St Leonards, 1999.
Ryan, James; Sutton, Keith; Baigent, Malcolm, Australian Radiology: A History. McGraw Hill, Roseville, 1996.
Various finding aids on request.