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Fredrick Hollows. By Ella McFarlane. Personal details . Frederick Cossom Hollows Born:9 April 1929 Dunedin, New Zealand Nationality New Zealander/Australian Occupation: Ophthalmologist Spouse(s) Mary Skiller (m.1958–1975) Gabi O'Sullivan (m.1980–1993)

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Fredrick hollows

Fredrick Hollows

By Ella McFarlane


Personal details
Personal details

Frederick Cossom Hollows

Born:9 April 1929Dunedin, New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealander/Australian

Occupation: Ophthalmologist

Spouse(s) Mary Skiller (m.1958–1975)Gabi O'Sullivan (m.1980–1993)

Died 10 February 1993 (aged 63)Randwick, Sydney, Australia


Medical career
Medical Career

  • In the early 1970s worked in Wave Hill in the Northern Territory

  • With Gurindji people in NSW towns, stations with indigenous communities

  • Concerned about eye disorder

  • Established Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists

  • And with his mother and friends set up Aboriginal Medical Service in suburban Redfern in Sydney


Achievements memorabillia
Achievements/Memorabillia

$1 coin

Fred Hollows Foundation

Many newspaper titles

Providing Cataract Surgery for those with no chance to pay for it themselves.


Why was fred an australian legend
Why was Fred an Australian Legend

Fred was famous for curing people in need

Believed that everyone should have the same access to health services.

Worked really hard to improve health care for Indigenous Australians

Fred is proof that one person can make our world a better place.