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Watson, James Frederick William (1878 - 1945)

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Physician and Historian
Born: 27 June 1878  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 22 January 1945  Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia.
James Frederick W. Watson began his working life as a medical practitioner. In a career change he became editor of "Historical Records of New South Wales" from 1912-25. He urged the establishment of government archives offices at State and national levels.

Career Highlights

1903Resident Surgeon at Toowoomba Hospital in Queensland
1903Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1903 - 1905Assistant Medical Superintendent at the Hospital for the Insane in Toowoomba
1906 - 1908Formed a partnership with surgeon Sir Neville Howse in Orange, New South Wales
1909Studied X-rays and other techniques in Europe
c. 1910 - c. 1911Private practice in Macquarie Street, Syndey
1912Honorary Acting Principal Librarian at the Public Library of New South Wales
1912 - 1925Editor of Historical Records of New South Wales
1927A Brief History of Canberra published
1927 - 1940Worked as a writer in Canberra


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 13 December 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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