David J. Farrell's First Aid and Anatomy Charts with explanatory texts written for the student of First aid

1. John Sands Pty Ltd. (estab. 1837)
2. David J Farrell
3. Frank H Johnson
Circa 1940
First Aid Chart printed on paper and backed with linen. Timber hanging rods at top for hanging and rolling. Printed on chart: Publishers and Distributors. David J. Farrell & Frank H. Johnson, Box 3101P, G.P.O, Sydney , Australia Printed by John Sands Pty Ltd.
Chart used for teaching first aid.

“Mr Farrell is to be complimented upon making this work accessible for public instructions” , endorsed by Commissioner H.R.G. Poate, Kt. St. J., Commissioner St. John Ambulance Brigade, N.S.W

Sir Hugh Raymond Guy Potate (1884-1961) was a surgeon, commissioned in the Australian Army Medical Corps in 1909, in August 1914 he enlisted as a captain in the Australian Imperial Force, and helped to recruit the 1st Field Ambulance. H.R.G Poate joined the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1913 and was State commissioner in 1929-42. Under his direction, St John rose to national prominence as a voluntary agency specializing in health care and training.

During World War 2, just as they had in the first War, many members enlisted in Australian Army Medical Corps Field Ambulances whilst St John and Australian Red Cross jointly administered the Voluntary Aid Detachments at home.
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Object detail

paper, linen, wood, cotton
76.0 x 50.0 cm (charts)
67.0 x 3.0cm ( hanging rod)
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