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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

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Andrew HonMAN / SuRgeoN / WilliaMstowN (and, on the lantern: DR HONMAN)

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Age Monday 4 October 1926, page 11
Andrew Honman, whose death occurred at Bethesda, Erin-street, Richmond, yesterday, was a conspicuous figure in military affairs. He was born at St. Andrew's, Scotland, in 1858, and was M.R.C.S., Lond. He was in Egypt in 1880, when the cholera epidemic was rampant, and came to Australia in 1883, settling at Williamstown, where he remained for a long period. He was medical officer with the Second Victorian contingent at the South African war, and was instrumental in the establishment of intermediate hospitals in Melbourne. He did duty in the Great War, and was specially engaged in service for the Repatriation department for the limbless soldiers. Afterwards he was appointed director of medical service in New Guinea. He was a past-president of the Victorian branch of British Medical Association. He leaves a widow, son and two daughters. A son, Dr. A. Honman, was killed in France.

From an article reminiscing about Williamstown doctors published in the Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 14 July 1934, page 2
And now to Dr. Andrew Honman; he also occupied the present house of Dr. Coutts-a man of splendid appearance-a most likeable man, kindness personified, and compatible with his profession, both then and to-day. Charitable in every possible manner, he had a peculiar speech, and spoke with a hesitancy, something in a nature of a pronounced lisp; he was an inveterate cigarette smoker. On one occasion I did a 100-mile train journey in his company, when he informed me he smoked no less than 100 cigarettes per day. He certainly made a big hole in his box of 250 the day I referred to.

Submitted on 1st June 2019 at 10:47 AM
Last amended on 4th June 2019 at 10:20 AM

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