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Biographical entry Wagner, Gerhard Richard (Gerry) (1926 - 2006)

25 November 1926
Jaffa, Palestine
4 October 2006
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cardiologist and Physician


Gerry Wagner was a widely respected cardiologist who worked in his private practice in Melbourne from 1966 until 6 days before his death in 2006. He was also employed at both the Queen Victoria Hospital and the Monash Medical Centre, where he instructed in his field. Wagner's family had been German Templers in Palestine and were interned there until 1941 when they and other Templers were transported to Australia and held, essentially as prisoners of war at Tatura internment camp in central Victoria. Wagner completed his secondary education while held in Tatura, under the tuition of fellow interns. After the release of the interns in 1946, Wagner went on to study under scholarship at Sydney University, graduating with degrees in medical science, medicine and surgery in 1953. He became a member and later a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.



Life event - Transported from Palestine to Australia with other German citizens
1947 - 1953
Education - Bachelor Degrees in Medical Science, Medicine and Surgery, Sydney University
Career event - Established private practice, Melbourne

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  • Wagner, C., 'Healing the calling of an internee from another era', The Age, 7 December 2006. Details

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