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John (2) Harris
Family Name: Harris  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: John (2)
DOB 1849
DOD 17 April 1923 
Place of Birth: County Wexford, Ireland
Place of Death: Newcastle, NSW 
Age at Death: 74
Qualifications: MB Aberdeen 1875
ChM Aberdeen 1875
LRCP Edinburgh 1875
LRCS Edinburgh 1875
MD Aberdeen 1883
Speciality: Military surgeon 
Other Occupations:
Spouse: Jane d. 1932 aged 82 years
Children: See notes
Came out as:  
Date Settled Aus:
Date of Departure:  
First Registered: 1875 NSW
Off Register:  
Addresses: Newcastle, NSW 1875 (Medical Register)
Positions Held: Honorary Surgeon Newcastle Hospital (Ford)
  • Examining Doctor, Colliery Proprietors' Association (Gibbney and Smith)
  • Surgeon to Permanent Artillery Forces
  • Government MO
  • Police Surgeon
  • Member of Newcastle City Council
  • Publications:
    Notes: After arriving in Australia aged two, settled at O'Connell near Bathurst, NSW
  • His obituary in the SMH notes that he was survived by five sons - Mathew, John, Harry, Hubert and Terrence - all of whom were doctors
  • There were four daughters, including May, who was also a doctor
  • Correspondence Mitchell Library
  • Acknowledgments: Additional information from Margaret Szalay, Launceston, Tas, November 2003; and from Don Fearon in September 2013
    References: New South Wales Medical Board. Register of Medical Practitioners for 1876 [registered 1875 Newcastle MB ChM Aberdeen 1875 LRCP LRCS Ed 1875]
  • Obituary. Sydney Morning Herald 24 April 1923
  • Obituary. Medical Journal of Australia 1923; i: 540
  • Ford E. Bibliography of Australian Medicine 1790-1900. Sydney : Sydney University Press, 1976
  • Gibbney HJ, Smith AG. Biographical register 1788-1939. Canberra : Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1987
  • Tombstone, Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle NSW [his wife Jane died 12 January 1932 aged 82 years]
  • Portraits: Portrait Mitchell Library, Sydney
    Links to Pictures:  
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    last updated 29-09-2013


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