Additions & Updates

  • Abstract:

    Through ongoing research, this website aims to:

    - Increase the number of known early 'homœopathists' (practitioners, chemists, supporters), and homœopathic businesses
    (hospitals, chemists, dispensaries), and to record details about them and their background.

    - Update and correct existing information about these people and businesses.

    This page provides a brief record of recent additions and/or changes, with links to the full details for those items.

(Material researched & presented by Barbara Armstrong)



UPDATES in 2018:

** (October update)

Updates to information about the history of Newton's Pharmacy in Sydney.


ADDITIONS in 2019:

** (July additions)

Changes to Melbourne's Street Numbers - During 1888/1889 Melbourne's street numbering system changed. This article explains what these changes were and the reasons why they changed. This information is important for any person researching the location of Melbourne's people and businesses before and after the change. Using this information, incorrect assumptions about street locations may be avoided.


UPDATES in 2019: 

** (November updates) 

Frederick Nelson Collins - New information about Sydney chemist Mr Collins and his family.


F.N. Collins Homœopathic Pharmacy - Corrected dates and copy of an advertisement for this pharmacy.


Bell and Huntley Homœopathic Pharmacy - Corrected date for the change of ownership of this pharmacy.


UPDATES in 2020: 

** (June updates) 

Melbourne Homœopathic Hospital - Addition of information about Life Governors of the hospital. 


Dr Robert Ray - Discovery of additional information about the life of Dr Robert Ray.


** (July update) 

Dr Robert Ray - MMBW details of his properties in Beach Road, Beaumaris.


UPDATES in 2022: 

** (April update) 

Robert Palk - New information about his life after leaving Australia, and questions regarding his qualifications.


** (November updates) 

Dr Ferguson Lemon - Details of the location of his house in Hastings, Victoria.


Homœopathic Hospital, Melbourne - 10th Anniversary - Clarification of the tenure of Miss K.Campbell as matron of the Hospital.


Dr Gerrard Henry Smith - Corrections regarding his date of death, and places of practice.

- Additional information about his interests & presentations about Egyptian archaeology, theology and the use of microscopes.



 ©   Barbara Armstrong