Historical information

Eugene Carl Sandner was born in Bendigo in 1906. He was associated with the Bendigo and Northern District Base Hospital from 1935 – 1983 including Acting City Medical Officer in 1942 and serving as Medical Officer for 48 years. He was President of the Committee of Management from 1979- 1981. Dr Sandner retired from full time practice as a surgeon in 1971 and was first elected to council in August 1976 and elected Mayor of Bendigo for the 1978 – 79 term.

Physical description

Hand drawn cartoon by local cartoonist Ian Glanville which appeared in the Bendigo Advertiser around August 1979.

Inscriptions & markings

This is one operation I have to / walk away from ...!
Three out in / shock council / election. .... / Ex mayor Sandner / thanked for his/ effort on car park.
(sob) Where / will we find / another councillor / with such beaut / ears! (sob)
Signed l r Ian Flanville (a lamenting / cartoonist)
Signed l c Eugene Sandner