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Biographical entry Irving, James Washington (1871 - 1948)

Born
18 October 1871
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Died
21 April 1948
Occupation
Veterinary surgeon

Summary

James Washington Irving moved to Australia in 1893 to be with his parents after completing veterinary studies in Scotland. He immediately joined his father's practice and many of Queensland's animal societies. He helped establish Queensland's first professional veterinary body in 1920 and was appointed its first president. He retired from all work in 1948c and died several months later.

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1893
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Brisbane) to join his family
1893
Education - Veterinary studies graduate at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in Edinburgh
1920 -
Career position - Inaugural President of the Queensland Veterinary Association
1924 -
Career position - Queensland Councillor of the Australian Veterinary Association

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McCarthy, G.J.