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Harry Leigh Atkinson
Family Name: Atkinson  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Harry Leigh
DOB 1832 approx.
DOD 14 July 1915 
Place of Birth:
Place of Death: Bendigo, Victoria 
Age at Death: 83
Qualifications: MRCS 1853
LSA 1853
MB Melb 1863 (SR)
MD Melb 1863
Other Occupations:
Spouse: Lucy d.1862 Bendigo, Vic
Christiana Morton m.1868
Came out as:  
Date Settled Aus: 1859
Date of Departure:  
First Registered: 1860 Vic
Off Register:  
Addresses: Weaverthorpe, Malton, Yorkshire, England 1853 (College Lists)
  • York, England 1859 (UK Medical Register)
  • Sandhurst, Vic 1862, 1883 (Medical Directory, Bruck)
  • Positions Held: Resident Medical Officer Melbourne Benevolent Asylum (Gibbney and Smith)
  • Surgeon Superintendent, Bendigo General Hospital 1862 (Medical Directory)
  • Publications: He published about 20 articles on various medical topics in the Australian Medical Journal in the 1860s and 1870s. A list is available from the AMPI editor
    Notes: Supposed to be the largest landowner in Victoria at his death (Gibbney and Smith)
  • Married five times (Gibbney and Smith)
  • His will was the subject of extensive litigation
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in May 2004 with information from Ann Tovell's card index to the early Australian medical journals; and further updated in August 2008 with information from Christine Laskowski of Essendon, Vic
    References: Legally qualified medical practitioners. Victoria Government Gazette 15 January 1861 [Harry Leigh Atkinson listed]
  • Medical Board of Victoria. Register of Medical Practitioners for 1863 [Harry Leigh Atkinson, Melbourne, MRCSE 1853 LSA 1853 registered 6 February 1860]
  • Medical register. General Council of Medical Education and Registration UK 1860 [Harry Leigh Atkinson, York, MRCE 1853 LSA 1853]
  • Gibbney HJ, Smith AG. Biographical register 1788-1939. Canberra, 1987
  • O'Donohue AM. Harry Leigh Atkinson MD. Bendigo, 2002
  • Roll of Graduates. In: University of Melbourne : Medical School Jubilee. Melbourne, 1914
  • Cusack F. Candles in the dark. Melbourne, 1984
  • Medical news. Medical Times and Gazette 1853:;6:436 [Harry Leigh Atkinson MRCS LSA Weaverthorpe, Malton, Yorkshire]
  • Australian Medical Journal 1861:255;1862:133 [at Bendigo Hospital
  • Deaths. Australian Medical Journal 1862:240 [death of his wife Lucy 17 April 1862 at Sandhurst]
  • Marriage. Australian Medical Journal 1868:256 [to Christiana Morton 1 August 1868 at Sandhurst
  • Vaccinator at Sandhurst Australian Medical Journal 1869:93
  • Birth. Australian Medical Journal 1869:292 [son 11 August 1869 at View Point, Sandhurst]
  • Chased by lunatic at Sandhurst. Australian Medical Journal 1873:63
  • Death. Australian Medical Journal 1877:64 [wife 3 February 1877 at Sandhurst]
  • Deaths. Argus (Melbourne) 15 July 1915 [Harry Leigh Atkinson a colonist of 56 years aged 83 years]
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