Recorded on Tuesday 11 June 2019 in the Hallstrom Theatre as part of the Australian Museum's Lunchtime Conversation Series.
New Zealand born, UK trained eye surgeon Fred Hollows’ drive to end the injustice of avoidable blindness emerged from a deep commitment to social equality. The economical approach to ophthalmology – focussing on training local surgeons and reducing the cost of lens - which he and his orthoptist wife Gabi developed, has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people. The Fred Hollows Foundation which the couple established in 1992 just six months before Fred died, continues to empower poor and neglected communities across the world.
Gabi Hollows is recorded in conversation with Journalist and News anchor Sandra Sully.
2019 Lunchtime Conversation Series: Australians Shaping the Nation.
Australia has been shaped by the remarkable work of many individuals whose achievements have resonated beyond our shores. In this second season of the Australian Museum Lunchtime Conversation Series, drawing on the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition in the Westpac Long Gallery, a stellar selection of distinguished Australians share insights into the inspiration behind their groundbreaking contributions, which have helped define the nation across science, politics, sport and the arts.
Lunchtime Conversation Series: Australians Shaping the Nation is available as a series of six lectures.