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Barrett, Sir James William
Date of birth: 1862
Date of death: 1945
Biography: James Barrett was born in 1862. He graduated in medicine at the University of Melbourne in 1887, and proceeded to Kings College, London, to qualify in surgery. After several appointments at London hospitals, he joined the staff of the medical school at the University of Melbourne, later becoming surgeon at the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. During WWI, he was a lieutenant-colonel in the Australian Army Medical Corps. In 1931 Barrett succeeded Sir John Monash as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and was appointed Chancellor from 1934 to 1939. Barrett was active in public affairs, and was particulalry interested in the British Empire, Japanese affairs and the role of the University.
Activities/Occupation: Vice-chancellors, Chancellors
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