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Biographical entry Stewart, James Douglas (1869 - 1955)

FRCVS

Born
18 August 1869
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Died
17 September 1955
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Veterinary scientist

Summary

James Douglas Stewart moved to Scotland to study veterinary science (BVSc) and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London upon the completion of his studies. When he returned to Australia Stewart was appointed honorary veterinary surgeon to the New South Wales Zoological Society and went on to become the first Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney (1910-39). Stewart was a founder of the Veterinary Medical Association of New South Wales and a President of many veterinary associations and boards.

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Events

1890 - c. 1893
Education - Studied at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in Edinburgh
1893
Career position - Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London
1894
Career position - Founder of the Veterinary Medical Association of New South Wales
1896
Career position - Honorary Veterinary Officer with the New South Wales Zoological Society
1898
Career position - Veterinary Officer with the Stock Department in New South Wales
1902
Career position - Lecturer in Meat Inspection at the Sydney Technical College
1907
Career position - Chief Inspector of Stock New South Wales
1908 - 1953
Career position - Veterinary surgeon to the Australian Jockey Club
1910 - 1939
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
1913
Career position - President of the Veterinary Science Section, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1915
Career position - Major in the Australian Army Veterinary Corps
1922
Career position - President of the Veterinary Medical Association, New South Wales
1926
Career position - President of the Veterinary Science Section, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1927 - 1928
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1934
Career position - President of the Veterinary Surgeons Board New South Wales
1935 -
Award - Honorary Life Member of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales
1936
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London (FRCVS)
1941 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association
1941
Award - Gilruth Prize for Meritorious Service to Veterinary Science received from the Australian Veterinary Association
1954 -
Award - Honorary Associate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • James Douglas Stewart - Records, 1910, ML MSS 1552; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • James Douglas Stewart - Records, 1857 - 1952, P 35; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Carrie, H. R., 'The First Stewart Oration. James Douglas Stewart', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 36, 1960, pp. 287-289. Details
  • Stewart, J. D., 'The History of Veterinary Education in New South Wales up to 1939', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 27, 1951, pp. 246-249. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.