Text: The University of Melbourne Mildura Branch 1947-1949, A Short History
1. J. S. Rodgers
2. Norman H. Olver
This is a substantial work of 219 pages and 43 plates. It is a detailed account of the conception of the branch to meet the need of the large number of ex service men and women who were returning to civil life. The subjects taught were biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, dental clinic and prosthetics. Students are listed and the number of first year dentistry was 83. Several fell by the wayside but many like Dr. R. Martin are still active. It is a very good history with the black and white photographs bringing it to life. Many of the people on the staff at that time became friend later in the 1950s, Dr. Jenn Rodgers who was chair of the Research Section, his secretary L.A.R.D. Piche who was always known as "Lardy" and Dr. DG Pennington, a member of the Research Committee when he was working at St. Vincents --- later Vice Chancellor.
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