Frederick Cossom Hollows (–), ophthalmologist, was born on 9 April at Dunedin, New Zealand, second of four sons of Joseph Alfred Hollows. Hollows, Frederick Cossum (Fred) – Biographical entry – Encyclopedia of Australian Science, Bright Sparcs is a biographical, bibliographical. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand Fred had originally studied to become a minister of religion; but during a summer holiday job at a mental health.

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Biography – Frederick Cossom (Fred) Hollows – Australian Dictionary of Biography

Early in the s, Hollows worked with the Gurindji hollowx at Wave Hill in the Northern Territory and biobraphy with the people around Bourke and other isolated New South Wales towns, stations and Aboriginal communities. He adopted Australian citizenship in and was named Australian of biogarphy Year in hollowx He became especially concerned with the high number of Aboriginal people who had eye disorders, particularly trachoma.

Don 19 April at Showing all 6 items. In he established The Fred Hollows Foundation which continues to support expansion of these and other projects. Fred Hollows was born to Joseph and Clarice Hollows on April 9, in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he continued to live for his first seven years of life.

He spent his money and time to help others in the poorer parts of Australia who could not see well or were suffering from trachoma. A year or so after his death his family, friends and supporters decided to set up the Fred Hollows foundation which raised over six million dollars to help fund people in need of eye sight. He bbiography more than 10, glasses and he enjoyed every bit of it.

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Inhe began to turn his focus to the lack of healthcare provided for the Aborigines. The next year Hollows began a medical degree in Dunedin, New Zealand and in specialized in ophthalmology. Colin, John and Maurice.

Fred Hollows mother and father Charcie and Joseph named Fed after his grandfather Fredrick Cossom Marshall, because he was like a little version of him. Pictures of Fred Hollows Image Credit.

Fred Hollows – Wikipedia

After observing the doctors at a mental hospital during some charity work, he instead enrolled at Otago Medical School. He spent his life helping others who could not afford or access healthcare. Hollows became interested in ophthalmology during terms as a hospital resident in Wellington —56Aucklandand Tauranga — The way that Fred helped others is why he is known to Australians. Fred Hollows worked as a clinician in New Zealand for several years before specializing in ophthalmology.

Early on in his career, he realized that the Aborigines were not being provided the screening and treatment that could eliminate a majority of the cases of blindness that were occurring.

Randwick, New South WalesAustralia. He was survived by his wife, a son and daughter from his first marriage, and gred son and four daughters from his second.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Throughout his career Fred Hollows was heavily involved in improving the health of Australia’s indigenous and rural people. Inhe went to Moorfields Eye Hospital in England to study ophthalmology. Charles Horace Mayo American. While employed during his holidays as a guide, he met Mary Skiller d. Inhe visited Nepal to assist in the training of local technicians and to reduce the cost of eye care. Identify Singers By Eyes. Victoria University Of Wellington. The work of Fred Hollows has been monumental in advancing the number of people who are now able to receive eye care; he has helped over biographt million people regain sight through his efforts.


Companion of the Order of Australia. He became aware of the alarming prevalence of curable eye disease, particularly trachoma, among Aboriginal people during visits to Wattie Creek Daguragu and Wave Hill inand to Bourke, Enngonia, and other New South Wales towns.

He is known to the world in the ways that he gave people some of their eye sight back. He declined the award of honorary Officer of the Order of Australia in After he married Gabi he was awarded Australian human rights medal for treating thousands of people suffering from trachoma.

There no first wife Mary and the Fred Hollows foundation was set up before he died by Fred himself when he was diagonsed with cancer to continue his legacy. Retrieved 25 May In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. From this beginning, Fred began his journey to assist indigenous Australians with trachoma and other eye diseases.

Layla Jennings 27 March at Fred Hollows was an Australian ophthalmologist who is known for providing quality eye care to those in need throughout the world. In high school he attended school with his three brothers and got alone with them fairly well. Around that same year he was given an advance Australia award.

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