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Birrell, John Henry Winter (1924 - 2003)

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Born: 29 December 1924  St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 25 March 2003.
John Henry W. Birrell was police surgeon 1957-1977. He campaigned for road safety and was involved in the introduction of seatbelt laws and the blood alcohol limit of 0.05 per cent in Victoria.

Career Highlights

1942 - 1943Served in the Australian Imperial Force
1952 - 1956Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Victoria
1952 - 1956Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Melbourne
1956 - 1957Assistant Coroner's Pathologist
1957 - 1977Police Surgeon in Victoria
1967 - 1977Member of the International Committee for Alcohol and Traffic Safety
1977Chairman of the 7th Conference on Alcohol and traffic Safety in Melbourne
1978Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)
1997Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) received


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Ailie Smith
Created: 28 November 2003
Modified: 6 December 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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