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Milford, Frederick (c. 1832 - 1902)

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Born: c. 1832  Bristol, England.  Died: 01/08/1902  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Frederick was the third son of Judge Samuel Milford and his wife Eliza who arrived in Sydney on 1 January 1843 with their six children.

Frederick was the first lecturer in Surgery and the first student to 'walk the wards of the Sydney Infirmary'. He did not believe in the teachings of Lister, preferring to believe in the value of 'laudable pus' and 'the evil influence of the wind', particularly from the west.

His father bought a pastoral property, Aberbaldie, on the Inglebar River to which Frederick travelled on horseback with the young Fred Ward, later known as the bushranger Thunderbolt. Frederick worked on the station bullock driving and droving. He was known as 'a keen and fearless yachtsman'.

[Brief Biography compiled by Robin Hammond, January/February 2004]

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Sophie Patrick
Created: 26 June 2002
Modified: 7 November 2005

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
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Updated: 23 February 2010

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