The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a bi-national organisation administering training, examinations and fellowship services for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The College was established in 1927, and the first meeting of the College Council was held in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1927.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
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Officer in charge: Archivist
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ collections comprise material documenting the history of College and the development of surgical practice. They include records from New Zealand (some are held in Wellington) and from the Australian regional offices. Some records of individual surgeons and related specialist societies are also held.
Located in an award winning building in Melbourne's central business district, the main office was opened in 1935. There is also an office in New Zealand and branch offices in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland.
Format: digital and physical. Significant collections include:
Fellowship and biographical files, 1926- present
Photographs, 1930- present
Minutes and agenda papers, 1926- present
Correspondence files, 1930- present
Archibald Watson: Diaries and correspondence, 1882-1940
Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, United Kingdom: Watercolours of facial injuries etc by Daryl Lindsay and individual case files, 1916-1919
Heidelberg Hospital, Melbourne: B K Bank wartime and post WW II plastic surgery records, 1943-1967
Road trauma, c1965- present.
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
Milford, E and Watters, D, editors, 'Anzac Surgeons of Gallipoli', 2015. Beasley, A W, 'The Mantle of Surgery', 2002. Beasley, A W, 'Portraits at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons', 1993.
Área de acceso
Horario de apertura
Open Monday to Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm.
Condiciones de acceso y requisitos
Upon request, RACS is able to provide reference and research services to Fellows, trainees and members of the public. Fellows of RACS are welcome to visit the Archives during opening hours. Others can visit the Archives by appointment. Applications to view records less than 30 years old will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Archives staff can conduct biographical research about deceased Fellows of RACS but, in accordance with privacy legislation, information about living Fellows will not be provided without permission. Biographical information can also be viewed via 'in memoriam' on the website.
Limited disabled access.
Área de servicios
Servicios para la investigación
See Access conditions and requirements above.
Servicios de reproducción
Área de control
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Reglas y/o convenciones usadas
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Revised 20 March 2018
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Educación (Thematic area)
Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria 3002