Welcome to the Australian Medical Pioneers
Index (AMPI), a database of over 3,000 pioneer doctors, from
the 1700s through to 1875. The site covers Australian medical history,
with a database of medical pioneers and educational background material.
You will find doctors who were registered or qualified in Australia,
were resident in Australia, or visited here in a professional capacity,
before 1875. Ships' surgeons, convict doctors, general practitioners
and medical specialists are included.
AMPI provides access to information obtained from sources such
as medical registers, shipping records, newspapers, pictorial archives,
and early medical publications.
Explore the site for a fascinating glimpse into Australia's medical
past. Get to know the naval and military surgeons of the early days.
Meet the doctors on the goldfields, and in the old colonial cities
and country towns.
AMPI uses data from the original card file of Dr. David Richards,
computerised and edited at the Geelong Hospital Library. The AMPI
website was developed and funded by the State Library of Victoria
through Vicnet and Victoria's Virtual Library