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Papers, 1930-1967 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2618910
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Vickers, Allan, 1901-1967
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1930-1967 
80 cm., (43 folders, 2 albums, box of slides). 
Summary

Diaries from 1930 to 1967; notebooks, minutes, reports, cuttings, correspondence and notes on the Flying Doctor Service arranged by year; patient records; subject files; maps, including Inlander map of 1922; papers on the R.F.D.S. stamp; publicity material; articles on John Flynn and George Simpson; photographs, news cuttings (including 22 cuttings albums) and printed matter.

Biography/History

From 1931 to 1934 Vickers was the Aerial Service doctor at Cloncurry, the fifth of John Flynn's flying doctors. From 1934 to 1939 he worked for the State Government in Western Australia and established a flying doctor base at Port Hedland in 1935. From 1943, after army service in Perth, he ran Queensland's second F.D.S. base at Charleville. In 1955, after an attempt to start a British Empire Flying Doctor Service, he became suprintendent of the Queensland Section of F.D.S., retiring in 1966.

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 6234.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D1161

Index/Finding Aid Note Preliminary list (2 p.) available. 
Subjects Vickers, Allan, - 1901-1967 - Archives.  |  Simpson, George.  |  Flynn, John, - 1880-1951.  |  Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.  |  Physicians - Australia - Archives.  |  Aeronautics in medicine - Australia.
Time Coverage 1930-1967 
Occupation Doctors

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