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Selden Society 2018 Lecture Series: ‘The Irish Convict Doctor who delivered Dick Atkin’
August 30 - August 30 | 5:15am - 6:30pm| Free
Presented by the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC.
Lord Atkin was heavily involved in medico-legal issues. His first encounter with a doctor was with Dr Kevin O’Doherty, who attended his birth in 1867. Dr O’Doherty was a friend of Robert Atkin and an advocate of liberal democracy. He was a leading surgeon in Brisbane, and one of the first presidents of the Queensland Medical Society. As a member of Queensland Parliament he introduced Queensland’s first Public Health Act, championed the improvement of public health, and as an opponent of the traffic of Kanakas sponsored the Bill to stop their recruitment.
In his lecture, Justice Keane will chart O’Doherty’s extraordinary life.
Join us for refreshments in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.
Registrations close 23 August – please bring your ticket for quick check-in.