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David Keith Ballow
Family Name: Ballow  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: David Keith
DOB 27 October 1804
DOD 29 September 1850 
Place of Birth: Montrose, Scotland
Place of Death: Dunwich, Qld 
Age at Death: 45
Qualifications: LRCS 1832
Other Occupations: Coroner
Spouse: Margaret Campbell McArthur m.1837 Invermein (Scone) NSW
Children: No children
Came out as:  
Date Settled Aus: 1834
Date of Departure:  
First Registered: NSW 1840 No. 145
Off Register:  
Addresses: Sydney, NSW 1834-1836 (ADB)
  • Invermein (Scone) NSW 1836-1838 (ADB)
  • Moreton Bay, NSW (now Qld) 1838-1850 (ADB)
  • Positions Held: Assistant Colonial Surgeon, Sydney, Scone, and Moreton Bay to 1848 (ADB)
  • Resident Surgeon, Brisbane General Hospital 1849 (ADB)
  • Coroner, Moreton Bay (ADB)
  • Surgeon Superintendent, Quarantine Station, Dunwich
  • Publications:
    Notes: In 1838 took command of HM General Hospital at Moreton Bay
  • Only doctor at settlement until Dr. Stephen Simpson arrived
  • Died of typhus contracted while looking after the passengers and crew of the "Emigrant" at the Quarantine Station at Dunwich
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in July 2005 with information supplied by Gillian Arnot Smith of Qld
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • New South Wales Medical Board. Minutes 4 May 1840 [registration of D. K. Ballow Assistant Colonial Surgeon, Moreton Bay]
  • Jackson SE. Historical Notes from the Records in the Brisbane Hospital, 1825-1850 Medical Journal of Australia 1922; i: 685-94
  • Historical Records of Australia.
  • Gordon D. Ballow and the "Emigrant" incident. Medical Journal of Australia 1966; i: 483-5
  • Patrick R. Horsewhip the doctor : tales from our medical past. St. Lucia : University of Queensland Press, 1985: 7-16
  • Patrick R. History of health and medicine in Queensland 1824 to 1960. St. Lucia : University of Queensland Press, 1987
  • Moreton Bay Courier October 1850
  • Cilento R. Medicine in Queensland. Brisbane : Council of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 1961
  • Portraits: John Oxley Library, Qld
    Links to Pictures:  
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    last updated 30-01-2012


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