Historical information

This paper was read on 14 June 1965 by Dr Frank Forster at a meeting of the section of Medical History, Victorian branch, Australian Medical Association, according to Ann Tovell, who worked at the AMA and in association with Frank. It was likely that Frank Forster acquired the midwifery box belonging to Mrs Mary Howlett at the former Eastern market that was located on the corner of Bourke and Russell Streets up to the early 1960s.

Physical description

Photograph, sepia, Mrs Mary Howlett, midwife, formal studio portrait, studio stamp "Johstone O'Shannessy & Co." Inscribed on verso, probably by Dr Frank Forster, "MRS MARY LIVINGSTONE/ HOWLETT".