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Item Title
Presentation plaque incorporating bionic ear circuit board [Peter Howson collection]
Repository
National Museum of Australia
Date Range
1980
Description

This Presentation plaque (dimensions: Height 143mm Width 187mm Depth 13mm) is contained in the museum's Peter Howson collection. The statement of significance recorded by the museum was as follows: "The Peter Howson collection consists of a glass presentation plaque into which is set a circuit board manufactured for use in the prototype bionic ear, and a plaque bearing the inscription: 'Cochlear implant mk1 developed in the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Melbourne, presented to the Honourable Peter Howson from Graeme Clark and team members, in appreciation for help with the project 1980.' As a federal government minister from 1964 to 1972 and President of the Deafness Foundation Victoria from 1974 to 1986, Peter Howson was a long-time supporter of Graeme Clark and his efforts to develop the bionic ear."

As of 29 July 2016, the object had not yet been processed for display.

Quantity
1 object
Access
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