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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph of a man with glasses wearing a suit, hat and gloves, sitting on a chair, with one hand resting on his thigh. He has a bushy moustache.
The portrait is oval shaped with a white background.
Size
H-139mm W-90mm
Object Registration
1290
Keywords
kerr-james orbost-hospital medical-doctor
Historical information
This is a portrait of Dr James Kerr.
Dr James Kerr practised medicine in Orbost from 1889 -1928. He was the first doctor to settle in Orbost. He served the Orbost community for 40 years travelling everywhere on horseback. He married Hilda Constance Temple in Orbost on November 30, 1893. On April 29th 1931, three glass windows were dedicated to "Dr James Kerr. Beloved Physician of Orbost" in St James Church of England , Orbost. ( Ref Orbost Hospital, History, Personalities and Stories by Margaret Hollands)

When Made
early 20th century
Significance
Dr James Kerr was the first doctor to settle in Orbost. He was an integral part of the Orbost community for over 40 years.
Last updated
5 Aug 2019 at 12:49PM