Fred Hollows (1929-1993) was a passionate ophthalmologist who became known for his work helping restore the eyesight of countless thousands of people in developing countries and his passionate plight to improve indigenous health here in Australia.
Fred came from a working class family, who instilled a sense of justice in him from the early days. Fred's family lived in Dunedin for the first seven years of his life. While there, he attended one year of formal primary schooling at North East Valley Primary School before moving to Palmerston North Boys' High School when he was 13. At school he joined several clubs and played Trumpet in the band.
Fred initially attended Bible College in Dunedin, dabbling with the idea of joining the clergy. After a short time in a seminary, Fred discovered he wasn't cut out to be a clergyman. Instead, he enrolled at medical school at Otago University in New Zealand, where he decided to become an 'eye doctor' - a trade he described as "good work".
Fred first visited isolated New South Wales towns and stations and Aboriginal communities in Australia in the 1960s and was shocked by the deplorable standards of eye health.He became especially concerned with the high number of Aborigines who had eye defects, particularly trachoma.
In the 1970s Fred began his work with Aboriginal communities in Australia. He helped establish the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern, Sydney, in 1971 and was instrumental in the establishment of other Aboriginal Medical Services throughout Australia.
A trip to war-torn Eritrea in 1985 had a huge impact on Fred, sending him on a path that would lead to the establishment of The Fred Hollows Foundation and unprecedented advancements in cataract surgery in the developing world.
In 1992, Fred and Gabi Hollows decided to set up The Fred Hollows Foundation to continue Fred's work. Despite having been diagnosed with cancer in 1988 and knowing he didn't have much longer to live, Fred started raising money to build an intraocular lens (IOL) factory in Eritrea, so IOLs could become more accessible to people who were cataract blind.
Fred Hollows had a wife called Gabby and 5 children called Cam, Emma, Anna-Louise and twins, Ruth and Rosa.
Fred's mother was Fan, Scrooge's sister. She died when Fred was born.
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She is never referred to be name simply as Scrooges Niece, Fred's wife of when spoken of by Fred he will use the term "Darling"
Yes, Fred Hollows is an Australian scientist.
Fred Hollows died from metastatic cancer.
Fred Hollows died in Sydney, Australia
it was 1992 when Fred hollows created the Fred hollows foundation which makes him 63
Fred's full name is Frederick Cossom Hollows
Fred Hollows studied Ophthalmology, which is studding diseases of the eyes.
Fred Hollows was one of four children, his brothers being Colin, John and Maurice Hollows, sons of Joseph and Clarice Hollows.
fred hollows mother was called clarice and his fathers name was joseph. Clarice and Joseph hollows
fred hollows was educated at home with his family in new zealand 1929.
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Fred Hollows was born on the ninth of April 1929.
He is deceased.