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Brown, Dr Charles Victor Watson

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Birth Date: 24 May 1895 (Roseville, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 1 May 1970 (Eagle Junction, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Watson Brown and Hannah (nee Helmrich)

Family: Beryl Askew Rusden on 27 October 1920 in Sydney, 3 sons

Education: Fort St High School, Sydney; University of Sydney, MB, ChM

Religion: Church of England


Doctor, Longreach; Member, Council for Educational Research; President, State and Federal, Service Party of Australia

Military Service: Served Royal Army Medical Corps, World War I; Wing Commander, Medical Corps, RAAF, World War II; Great War: Served in Royal Army Medical Corps from October 1915

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly IND Gregory 27 May 1939 29 Mar 1941 By-election

Additional Information

Notes: One of the first doctors to use chartered aircraft to reach patients. Co-Originator, Bush Children's Health Scheme

Publications: 'Some Suggestions on the Prevention of Maternal Morbidity with Special Relation to Queensland', Medical Journal of Australia, April 1936, 'An Introduction to the Problems of the White Race in the Tropics of Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 1936

Sources: Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia, News Article 199021461; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

[Last Modified: Monday, 22 October 2018]